Erasmus, Nienaber express 'excitement' for Springbok Showdown as players arrive at camp

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SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber cannot contain their excitement after the Green and Gold squads assembled in Cape Town on Sunday.
The selected players arrived at the camp ahead of the Springbok Showdown at DHL Newlands on Saturday, 3 October (kick-off is at 17:05).

"It was fantastic to see the excitement on the players' faces for this occasion when they arrived at the hotel and it certainly bodes well for a great showdown on Saturday," said Nienaber, who is the Gold team commissioner.

"One could sense the excitement and camaraderie among the Rugby World Cup-winning players to be back together for the first time since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup last year, while the new players and young guns were in great spirits and thrilled to be part of the national set-up.

"This week is going to be different for us due to the strict COVID-19 safety protocols, but fortunately the players have all been exposed to these safety guidelines at their provincial unions in the last few weeks.

"It is clear that everyone is excited to get into the swing of things when we begin our on-field training on Monday."

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