The Springboks have concluded their second alignment camp in Cape Town, with coach Jacques Nienaber set to name his squad for the Wales series before the end of May.
Sean Everitt has backed star fullback Aphelele Fassi’s chances of running out for the Springboks against Wales in the July series.
The Springboks will be without a trio of key players, including scrumhalf Cobus Reinach, when they take on Wales in a three-Test series on home soil in July.
An experienced Springbok lineup must have already beaten Wales twice before Jacques Nienaber will consider picking uncapped youngsters for the final Test of the July series.
A brilliant double from Gareth Bale took Wales to the brink of a first World Cup since 1958 thanks to a 2-1 win over Austria in Cardiff on Thursday.
Ticket sales for the Springboks’ home Test matches in the Incoming Series and Rugby Championship will go on public sale at noon on 9 March in a unique, coordinated launch.
SA Rugby has confirmed the Springboks’ home schedule for the year, with Jacques Nienaber’s men set to host Wales in a three-Test series in July, before welcoming the All Blacks and Argentina in the Rugby Championship in August and September.
SA Rugby’s preliminary fixture list for 2022 has the Springboks down for four fixtures against Wales, while the SA ‘A’ team is also scheduled for two fixtures next year.
Netherlands, France and Belgium all finished top of their qualification groups with victories on Tuesday night to book their tickets for Qatar 2022, while Wales and Turkey head to the playoffs.
Siya Kolisi praised the South African mentality as the Springboks ended their eight-year wait for a win over Wales in Cardiff with a 23-18 victory on Saturday.