NATIONAL NEWS - Victor Matfield and Willem Alberts were recalled to a 30-man South Africa squad Monday for Rugby Championship Tests in Australia and New Zealand during September.
Injuries ruled veteran lock Matfield and flanker Alberts out of narrow home and away victories over Argentina this month.
A South African Rugby Union statement said Matfield has been declared fit and Alberts would have a fitness test in Johannesburg Thursday.
The return of the pair means loose forwards Juan Smith, who played in Argentina last weekend after a 31-month absence, and Warren Whiteley drop out.
Prop Marcel van der Merwe replaces injured Frans Malherbe in the other change to the squad that returned from South America Monday.
South Africa play Australia on September 6 in Perth and title-holders New Zealand on September 13 in Wellington.
The Springboks have eight points after two rounds of the southern hemisphere championship, the All Blacks seven and the Pumas and Wallabies two each.
Forwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Teboho Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen
Backs: Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (capt), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Morne Steyn