Meyer locks in Du Toit

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has entrusted the squad that won two out of three overseas Rugby Championship matches to do the business against Australia and New Zealand in South Africa.

All those players on tour have been retained and Western Province’s Juan de Jongh and Sharks lock Pieter -Steph du Toit have been added.

Both were part of Meyer’s squads previously, but Du Toit only returned to rugby a fortnight ago because of injury and De Jongh has also returned a month ago following injury.

Springbok squad for Australia and New Zealand Tests

Forwards (17): Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Juandré Kruger, Francois Louw, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.

Backs (13): Bjorn Basson, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (captain), Fourie du Preez, JJ Engelbrecht, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Ruan Pienaar, Jan Serfontein, Morné Steyn, Jano Vermaak.