Springbok head coach Heyneke Meyer has included Japan-based scrum-half Fourie du Preez in his squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship. The South African veteran will, however, only be available for the matches played in South Africa. For all other games, Piet Van Zyl will take his place.
Toulouse prop Gurthrö Steenkamp and Stormers number eight Duane Vermeulen, who last played for the Springboks in November 2012, have both also been recalled to the squad.
The Springboks open their Rugby Championship campaign on 17th August against Argentina in Soweto.
Jannie du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Bismarck du Plessis, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Adriaan Strauss, Eben Etzebeth, Juandré Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Franco van der Merwe, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw, Duane Vermeulen
Fourie du Preez (SA Tests only), Ruan Pienaar, Jano Vermaak, Piet van Zyl (Overseas Tests), Pat Lambie, Morné Steyn, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (c), JJ Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein, Bjorn Basson, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux