On Sunday the reduced squad for the tests against England were announced. Once again (!) not without controversy, the initial squad was aimed to be 37, but was enlarged to 38 to accomodate Derick Hougaard for the injured Andre Pretorius. Luke Watson’s inclusion above Kabamba Floors should raise a few eyebrows.
Backs – Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez, Bryan Habana, Butch James, Ricky Januarie, Wayne Julies, Percy Montgomery, Waylon Murray, Odwa Ndungane, Akona Ndungane, Wynand Olivier, Ruan Pienaar, JP Pietersen, Frans Steyn, Ashwin Willemse.
Forwards – Johan Ackermann, BJ Botha, Bakkies Botha, Gary Botha, Schalk Burger, Deon Carstens, Bismarck du Plessis, Os du Randt, Victor Matfield, Johann Muller, Danie Rossouw, Bob Skinstad, John Smit, Juan Smith, Pierre Spies, Gurthro Steenkamp, Albert van den Berg, CJ van der Linde, Wikus van Heerden, Joe van Niekerk, AJ Venter, Luke Watson