McLeod called into Bok squad

Charl McLeod has replaced Ricky Januarie in the Springboks’ preliminary World Cup squad.

Januarie announced his international retirement last week, paving the way for the Sharks’ scrumhalf to be drafted into the squad.

The 49-man group will undergo medical assessments in Cape Town from 5-8 July, which SA Rugby said in a press release would ‘assist in selection for the Tri-Nations.’

Stormers players will not attend if their team is involved in the Super Rugby final.

Preliminary Springbok World Cup squad: John Smit (c), Victor Matfield (v/c), Willem Alberts, Gio Aplon, Andries Bekker, Bjorn Basson, Bakkies Botha, BJ Botha, Heinrich Brüssow, Schalk Burger, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Fourie du Preez, Jaque Fourie, Dean Greyling, Bryan Habana, Alistair Hargreaves, Francois Hougaard, Adi Jacobs, Butch James, Elton Jantjies, Charl McLeod, Ashley Johnson, Ryan Kankowski, Zane Kirchner, Werner Kruger, Pat Lambie, Francois Louw, Tendai Mtawarira, Johann Muller, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, Wynand Olivier, Coenie Oosthuizen, Ruan Pienaar, JP Pietersen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Danie Rossouw, Juan Smith, Pierre Spies, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Deon Stegmann, Francois Steyn, Morné Steyn, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen