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New faces in Springboks training squad

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer gave Stormers pair Cheslin Kolbe and Vincent Koch and Lions scrumhalf Faf de Klerk their first international call-ups on Sunday.

Meyer named two squads of 44 players each to kick off preparations for this year's Rugby Championship and the World Cup. The first squad will gather next weekend and the second at the end of May. Meyer picked two squads because of Super Rugby tours by the Sharks and Bulls teams.

Along with the three newcomers, there were 16 other uncapped players that have been part of South Africa's squad before.

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