September 11, 2019 / 5:04 AM / 9 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-South Africa

    Sept 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on the South Africa squad for
the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B:
    
    SOUTH AFRICA
    World ranking: 4
    Coach: Rassie Erasmus (South Africa)
    Captain: Siya Kolisi
    
    Squad:
    Forwards - Schalk Brits, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi,
Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira,
Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, RG
Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Siya Kolisi, Kwagga
Smith, Duane Vermeulen
    Backs - Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies, Cobus Reinach,
Elton Jantjies, Handre Pollard, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende,
Jesse Kriel, Frans Steyn, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Cheslin
Kolbe, Warrick Gelant, Willie le Roux
    
    WORLD CUP RECORD 
    W - 30, L - 6, D - 0 
    Tournaments: 6
    Last World Cup: Third place (2015)
    Best finish: Winners (1995, 2007)
    
    WORLD CUP POOL B FIXTURES 
    Sept 21   New Zealand v South Africa       Yokohama 
    Sept 28   South Africa v Namibia           Toyota 
    Oct 4     South Africa v Italy             Fukuroi
    Oct 8     South Africa v Canada            Kobe
    
    RESULTS IN 2019  
    July 20   South Africa 35-17 Australia
    July 27   New Zealand 16-16 South Africa
    Aug 10    Argentina 13-46 South Africa
    Aug 17    South Africa 24-18 Argentina
    Sept 6    Japan 7-41 South Africa

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by
Sudipto Ganguly)
  
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