Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi has been named alongside Lukhanyo Am as the captains of the Green and Gold teams for the Springbok showdown to take place at Newlands on Saturday.
The Green team is coached by Mzwandile Stick, with SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus serving as the team commissioner, while Deon Davids is the Gold team coach and Springbok head coach Jacque Nienaberthe, team commissioner.

The experienced duo of Kolisi and Am will lead the two teams featuring the best of the best in South Africa with a blend of Rugby World Cup winners, seasoned internationals and rising stars who are determined to make their mark at national level.
Stick says the Boks are looking for new talent.
“We wanted to bring in youngsters that everyone has been talking about like Sandile Nohamba, Schalk Erasmus and Jeremy Ward they’ve been all through our junior systems we wanted to give them a fair opportunity also.”

Springbok Hooker, Bongi Mbonambi, says it is encouraging to see young players being selected for the Boks.

Mbonambi says they are excited to be playing in the Bok setup again.

“For me it’s encouraging to see young guys to be picked at this level, at the Bok level, and to see exactly what it takes. It’s not just about pitching up on the field, it’s the detail for the week.”