Springboks expected to bring in fresh faces due to injury woes

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Sharks halfback Grant Williams is expected to earn a maiden call-up to the Springboks against England.
Sharks halfback Grant Williams is expected to earn a maiden call-up to the Springboks against England.

The Springbok squad for next month’s tour to the Northern Hemisphere will be named on Tuesday and fans can expect to see at least a couple of new faces.

The Boks will play Tests against Wales (November 6), Scotland (November 13) and England (November 20), as they bring that curtain down on an eventful 2021 that saw them win the British & Irish Lions series and then stumble to third place in the Rugby Championship.

According to Rapport, scrumhalf Faf de Klerk is expected to be ruled out of the entire tour with a hip injury, while the likes of Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Jaden Hendrikse, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Pieter-Steph du Toit and perhaps even star wing Cheslin Kolbe could also miss out.

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