World Cup Springboks Unleashed


The Hollywoodbets Sharks and the Vodacom Bulls have loaded up their squads with Rugby World Cup winners this weekend.

The Sharks will host the Dragons at Kings Park on Saturday and will do so with Eben Etzebeth, Jaden Hendrikse and Makazole Mapimpi all set to start.

Lukhanyo Am will captain the side after making his return last week, with Springbok teammates Ox Nche and Grant Williams ready to be sprung from the bench.

The Vodacom Bulls have named Willie le Roux at fullback for their game against Connacht on Saturday.

The back-to-back World Cup winner will make his debut for the Bulls this weekend with fellow international teammates Marco van Staden and Canan Moodie named on the bench.

The return of the Springboks comes after the likes of Ireland's Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan, and Garry Ringrose returned for Leinster in Round 5, along with Peter O'Mahony, Conor Murray, and Tadgh Beirne, who returned for Munster against the Stormers.

Ospreys welcomed back George North last week, while Edinburgh have benefited massively from the return of Duhan van der Merwe, who got himself on the scoresheet against the Bulls in Round 5.

Italy captain Michele Lamaro continues to impress for Benetton who have lost just once this season.

Lorenzo Pani continues to impress for Zebre Parma, who will surpass their points tally from last season after just six games if they can secure a point or more against the Lions.

The URC is now absolutely stacked once again with some of the biggest and best international players the game has to offer.