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Bok coach pleased with training progress
April 04, 2017
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee was delighted at the continued improvement of the extended Springbok training squad, after they wrapped proceedings on Tuesday morning in Stellenbosch where the second of three pre-season training camps took place.

The training squad of 41 players spent three days together in Stellenbosch to continue with its preparations for the forthcoming international season. South Africa will play three Test in June during the Castle Lager Incoming Series against France.

The group concentrated their efforts mainly on defence, exits and scrums, with Coetzee describing the camp as another successful training gathering. During the first camp in Johannesburg the training emphasis was mainly on attack.

The Bok coach also mentioned that he was pleased with the conditioning of players and attributed it in part to the continued collaboration between the local franchises and the Springbok coaching and conditioning staff.

Coetzee reiterated that the door is still open to players who weren’t selected so far for the first two camps. He also mentioned that some of the new faces invited to Stellenbosch impressed him during the various training and technical session at the three-day.

“There are many players who weren’t invited to the first camp, but who attended the Stellenbosch camp after playing consistently well to force their way into the extended group, and there will be others who will be invited to the third camp who are not here now,” explained the Springbok coach.

The Springbok management expressed their gratitude to the DHL Stormers, who allowed a few of their players to join the Bok’s training session on Monday at short notice. A large number of the invited training squad sat out the field session on Monday because of niggles picked up in last weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby action.

Emirates Lions fullback Andries Coetzee sustained a hamstring strain during the warm-up at Monday’s Bok training. He will be further managed by his franchise medical team.

The first Springbok training gathering was held in Johannesburg while the next camp is pencilled in for 20 – 22 May. That will be followed by the announcement of the Springbok squad for the Castle Lager Incoming Series against France towards the end of May.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, June 02 2018
23:00 - South Africa vs Wales
Robert F Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC
Castle Lager Incoming Series
Saturday, June 09 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, June 16 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, June 23 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 18 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Saturday, August 25 2018
21:10 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Saturday, September 08 2018
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, September 15 2018
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, September 29 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, October 06 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

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