Cape Town - The group of 26 players who gathered in Pretoria for the next instalment of the national alignment and conditioning camps as the Springboks continue with their preparations for the forthcoming international season, have been hard at work.
Players from the Bulls and Sharks, who took part in last weekend's Super Rugby quarter-finals, will join the camp from next Monday.
The Springboks kick off their shortened Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday, July 20 against the Wallabies in Johannesburg and that match will be followed a week later by the keenly awaited rematch against the All Blacks in Wellington, the scene of last year's epic away win against New Zealand.
The Boks conclude their official campaign against Argentina a fortnight later on August 10 in Salta, while the same two teams are set to meet again a week later in Pretoria in a once-off Test before the Boks report for Rugby World Cup training duty.
From the tweets below, it's clear the players were in high spirits and full of smiles, despite the sweaty gym and on-field work.
The following players attended the Springbok alignment and conditioning camp in Pretoria:
Schalk Brits (Bulls), Marcell Coetzee (Ulster, Ireland), Lood de Jager (Bulls), Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), Rynhardt Elstadt (Toulouse, France), Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), Steven Kitshoff (Stormers), Vincent Koch (Saracens, England), Siya Kolisi (Stormers), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Malcolm Marx (Lions), Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Franco Mostert (Gloucester, England), Marvin Orie (Lions), Kwagga Smith (Lions)
Damian de Allende (Stormers), Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England), Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions), Elton Jantjies (Lions), Herschel Jantjies (Stormers), Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, France), Dillyn Lleyds (Stormers), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz, Japan), Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints, England), Frans Steyn (Montpellier, France)