Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber had the luxury of naming a group of 33 players for their second preparation camp in Durban from Monday to Wednesday.
The Springbok team management are confident that captain Siya Kolisi will have recovered fully from his injury in time to play a leading role in their World Cup defence in France in four months.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has hailed the just-concluded preparation camp in Durban as an "invaluable" first step on their journey as a team in 2023.
Star centre Lukhanyo Am knows the Springboks have a target on their backs at this year's World Cup but feels confident they have the experience and depth to deal with it.
Springbok veteran Duane Vermeulen played his final game for Ulster in the United Rugby Championship (URC) quarter-final defeat to Connacht on Friday.
The South African Rugby Union reported record broadcasting and sponsorship revenues for 2022 but still suffered a minor deficit due to increased expenditures.