Bok stalwarts Trevor Nyakane and RG Snyman raring to go in France

Bok stalwarts Trevor Nyakane and RG Snyman raring to go in France

Two important forwards on the Springbok bench for Sunday's Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland in Marseille, Trevor Nyakane and RG Snyman, fronted up to the media on Wednesday.

Nyakane will be running out in his third RWC, while the 2023 edition of the tournament marks Snyman's second appearance in the global showpiece.

Both players will provide an impact off the bench on Sunday in a strong squad named by Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Wednesday evening.

"It's really special," said Nyakane. "When I started playing professional rugby and playing for the Boks, I always said to my friends just one World Cup would mean everything. But once you get the taste of it, you just want to keep going.

"So, with this being my third World Cup it's fantastic. In my wildest dreams I would not have thought that I'd make it to three."

Snyman was equally delighted to be in the squad especially after a bad run of injuries in the last three seasons in which he had knee surgery and suffered burn wounds in a freak accident.

"It's really special to be back in the squad, especially if one considers that I missed all the matches prior to the build-up to this World Cup," said the towering Snyman. "It's really an honour to be in the group and to represent South Africa in another World Cup."

This RWC has even more significance for Nyakane who suffered a tournament-ending injury in the 2019 showpiece after tearing a calf muscle in the opening game against New Zealand.

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