Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux are two of six overseas-based Springboks who joined the squad in Paris on Monday now that the international window is open. Scrumhalf De Klerk and fullback Le Roux‚ who play for English club sides Sale and Wasps‚ missed last Saturday’s 12-11 defeat against England at Twickenham. The pair‚ with the returning quartet of wing Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse)‚ prop Vincent Koch (Saracens)‚ looseforward Francoise Louw (Bath) and lock Gerhard Mostert (Gloucester) are all eligible now. De Klerk’s return after a stellar year will be a boost although Ivan van Zyl‚ in only his second start at Test level‚ doggedly stayed to coach Rassie Erasmus’ script of kicking for territory and did what was asked of him against England. After losing at Twickenham‚ the Boks are now under pressure to win at the Stade de France on Saturday. De Klerk will almost certainly start‚ but it does remove another opportunity for the likes of Van Zyl and Embrose Papier. Similarly fullback Damian ...

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