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Boks gearing up for Castle Lager Incoming Series
April 25, 2014
A Springbok training squad for a Durban camp from 25 to 28 May will be named after Round 14 of Vodacom Super Rugby as the national team kicks off their preparations for the Castle Lager Incoming Series.

The Springboks will be in action for the first time in 2014 when they take on the Samsung-sponsored World XV at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday, 7 June.

This match, against a star-studded invitational side coached by former Springbok coach Nick Mallett, will provide Heyneke Meyer with a perfect opportunity to get his team ready for the rest of the Test season.

The Springboks are in action four times in June – after their match against the World XV follows Tests against Wales (on 14 June at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban and on 21 June at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit) and Scotland (on 28 June at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth).

The Springbok Management have been working very hard since the start of the season to ensure everything is in place when they get together for the first time this season with a training camp in Durban from 25 to 28 May.

Apart from a comprehensive planning camp held in February, the Springbok coaching team recently had a coaches camp, where they worked hard on all detail relating to training for the season.

Furthermore, breakdown consultant Richie Gray, who was very influential in the step-up the Springboks made in this area of play last year, had been re-appointed for this season and 2015.

“Everyone on the management have been very hard at work in ensuring things go as smoothly as possible, especially behind the scenes – both in South Africa and abroad,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“The assistant coaches and coaching consultants have also been around the country continuously where they worked with the franchises and provincial unions, who have been very accommodating to us – I think the synergy we have with the provinces is a massive positive in South African rugby at the moment.

“All of this puts us in a good position leading up to the season, but ultimately we all realise we have to accelerate and step up a gear when we get together as a group in June. We have set certain goals for 2014 after enjoying a relatively successful 2013.

“It’s our third year together as a team and those have generally been the most challenging seasons for any team looking back at the last decade or so. We all know need to make a further step-up from the get go.”

The Springbok training squad for the Durban camp will be named in the week of 19 May, while the squad for the Castle Lager Incoming Series will be announced on Saturday evening, 31 May.

The final squad of 36 players will get together in Cape Town on 1 June to start the serious preparations for the series.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Boland Premier League
Friday, October 31 2014
21:00 - Roses United vs Vredenburg
Pelican Park, Wellington
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Repechage
Saturday, November 01 2014
14:00 - South-East 2 (Barbarians) vs South-West 2 (Durbell)
Outeniqua Park, George
Saturday, November 08 2014
16:30 - Central 2 (Upington) vs Winner (Barbarians v Durbell)
Die Eiland, Upington
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
19:30 - Ireland vs South Africa
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Saturday, November 15 2014
16:30 - England vs South Africa
Twickenham, London
Saturday, November 22 2014
16:00 - Italy vs South Africa
Stadio Euganeo, Padova
Saturday, November 29 2014
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
HSBC Sevens World Series Dubai
Friday, December 05 2014
07:00 - South Africa vs Portugal
7he Sevens, Dubai
07:22 - Wales vs Canada
7he Sevens, Dubai
07:44 - Fiji vs France
7he Sevens, Dubai

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