Meanwhile, three other familiar faces also re-joined the Springbok squad in the capital city; regular Springbok captain Siya Kolisi (DHL WP), fellow loose forward Marco van Staden from the Vodacom Blue Bulls as well as DHL WP utility back Dillyn Leyds.

The five players joined up with the returning Springbok squad at the team hotel and later took part in the Springboks’ closed evening training session held at Loftus Versfeld.

The Boks returned to South Africa on Monday from Argentina where they were crowned as the 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship winners following a comprehensive 46-13 triumph over the Pumas in Salta.

The Springboks are holding an open training session at Loftus on Tuesday (15h50 to 17h10), followed by a meet and greet when the Boks will join the sales force with tickets to buy.

Saturday’s match against Argentina kicks off at 17h05 and tickets are available from and the Loftus Versfeld ticket office.