August 14, 2018 / 8:05 AM / a month ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-South Africa Rugby Championship team

CAPE TOWN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Facts on Rassie Erasmus’s South Africa team for the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship.

World ranking: 6

Titles (including Tri-Nations): 3

Last year: 3rd

Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Captain: Siya Kolisi

SQUAD:

Forwards - Cyle Brink, Jean-Luc du Preez, Thomas du Toit, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi (captain), Francois Louw, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Akker van der Merwe, Marco van Staden, Warren Whiteley.

Backs - Lukhanyo Am, Ross Cronje, Faf de Klerk, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Andre Esterhuizen, Elton Janjies, Jesse Kriel, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Lionel Mapoe, Lwazi Mvovo, Embrose Papier, Handre Pollard, Ivan van Zyl, Damian Willemse.

FIXTURES (kickoff GMT):

Aug. 18 v Argentina, Durban (1505)

Aug. 25 v Argentina, Mendoza (1910)

Sept. 8 v Australia, Brisbane (2005)

Sept. 15 v New Zealand, Wellington (0735)

Sept. 29 v Australia, Port Elizabeth (1505)

Oct. 6 v New Zealand, Pretoria (1505) (Compiled by Nick Said; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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