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Duane Vermeulen Excluded As South Africa Name Squad For November Tests

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 27: Duane Vermeulen of South Africa looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the South African Springboks and the Australian Wallabies at Newlands Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

South Africa have named their squad for the upcoming November tests, and Duane Vermeulen has been excluded.

An official statement on South Africa Rugby’s website read that the Toulon captain has been omitted due to his poor physical condition.

“It was decided that his conditioning is not up to international standard since his recent return from injury.”

Otherwise, head coach Allister Coetzee has named a strong squad. Following a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign in which they suffered a record home defeat to New Zealand, the Springboks will be looking to end their season on a high note.

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However, a trip to Twickenham to take on Six Nations champions England will be a tough task,

South Africa squad for upcoming tests against England, Italy and Wales:

Willem Alberts
Ruan Combrinck
Damian de Allende
Lood de Jager
Faf de Klerk
Jannie du Plessis
Jean-Luc du Preez
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Eben Etzebeth
Johan Goosen
Bryan Habana
Jaco Kriel
Elton Jantjies
Steven Kitshoff
Vincent Koch
Jesse Kriel
Pat Lambie
Willie le Roux
Lionel Mapoe
Malcolm Marx
Bongi Mbonambi
Franco Mostert
Tendai Mtawarira
Trevor Nyakane
Oupa Mohoje
Rudy Paige
Sergeal Petersen
JP Pietersen
Roelof Smit
Adriaan Strauss (captain)
Francois Venter
Warren Whiteley


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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.