SA Rugby’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus remains in isolation and will not be with Team Green in their build-up to Saturday’s “Springbok Showdown” against Team Gold at Newlands.
The rugby governing body announced via a press statement on Monday that Erasmus would continue to work remotely due to a pre-existing health condition.
SA Rugby said the decision was made to minimise the 2019 World Cup-winning coach’s risk during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He will also not attend Saturday’s match.
In 2018, Erasmus was diagnosed with a rare condition that causes inflammation of the blood vessels including in the throat and lungs, which increases vulnerability to the impact of a potential Covid-19 infection.
“The condition is managed but until all risk is eliminated, Erasmus will continue to work remotely,” the statement read.
Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick will coach Team Green, while Deon Davids will coach Team Gold.
Erasmus (Green) and Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber (Gold) are acting as team commissioners.
Springbok Showdown draft squads:
Springbok Green squad
Props: Ox Nche, Thomas du Toit, Trevor Nyakane, Luan de Bruin
Hookers: Bongi Mbonambi, Schalk Erasmus
Locks: JD Schickerling, Hyron Andrews, Oupa Mohoje
Loose forwards: Siya Kolisi, Arno Botha, Duane Vermeulen, Junior Pokomela, Juarno Augustus
Scrumhalves: Sanele Nohamba, Embrose Papier
Flyhalves: Elton Jantjies, Manie Libbok
Centres: Frans Steyn, Wandisile Simelane, Jeremy Ward
Outside backs: Seabelo Senatla, Yaw Penxe, Gianni Lombard, Malcolm Jaer
Springbok Gold squad:
Props: Steven Kitshoff, Dylan Smith, Frans Malherbe, Ruan Dreyer
Hookers: Scarra Ntubeni, Dylan Richardson
Locks: Salmaan Moerat, Marvin Orie, Jason Jenkins
Loose forwards: Marco van Staden, Nizaam Carr, Sikhumbuzo Notshe; Vincent Tshituka, James Venter
Scrumhalves: Herschel Jantjies, Jaden Hendrikse
Flyhalves: Damian Willemse, Curwin Bosch
Centres: Rikus Pretorius, Lukhanyo Am, Werner Kok, Manuel Rass
Outside backs: Sergeal Petersen, Rosko Specman, Warrick Gelant
– Compiled by Sport24 staff