Bath Rugby's Francois Louw has been named in the official 31-man South Africa squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The squad named by Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, features three players attending their third Rugby World Cup – Frans Steyn, Tendai Mtawarira and Francois Louw
The team departs to Japan on Friday 30 August and the Springboks will open their Rugby World Cup campaign against New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday, 21 September before further Pool B matches against Namibia (28 September), Italy (4 October) and Canada (8 October).
The top two teams from the Springboks’ pool will face quarter-finals against the top two teams from Pool A featuring Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa.
South Africa will play a final warm-up match against Japan on Friday, 6 September in Kumagaya.