Du Preez, who was invited to train with the Springboks at their training camp in Plettenberg Bay last week, will now remain with the squad throughout the Castle Lager Incoming Series after Duane Vermeulen was forced to withdraw from the 31-man group with a shoulder injury.
Cloete, who is contracted to the Steval Pumas but on loan to the Southern Kings for Vodacom Super Rugby, is currently suspended and was replaced in the SA ‘A’ squad by Ruan Ackermann.
He will now join the squad again when they get together in Durban on Thursday but will not be available for the first match, next Friday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Earlier, Seabelo Senatla and Lwazi Mvovo had been drafted into the SA ‘A’ squad in place of Jamba Ulengo (injured) and Lionel Mapoe (called up to the Springbok squad) respectively.
Updated SA ‘A’ squad:
Ruan Ackermann (loose forward), Emirates Lions Ruan Botha (lock), Cell C Sharks Uzair Cassiem (loose forward), Toyota Cheetahs Chris Cloete (loose forward), Southern Kings Thomas du Toit (prop), Cell C Sharks Andries Ferreira (lock), Emirates Lions Jason Jenkins (lock), Vodacom Bulls Wilco Louw (prop), DHL Stormers Franco Marais (hooker), Cell C Sharks Ox Nche (prop), Toyota Cheetahs Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward), DHL Stormers Andisa Ntsila (loose forward), Southern Kings Trevor Nyakane (prop), Vodacom Bulls Ramone Samuels (hooker), DHL Stormers
Ruan Combrinck (wing), Emirates Lions Lionel Cronje (flyhalf), Southern Kings Juan de Jongh (centre), DHL Stormers Warrick Gelant (fullback), Vodacom Bulls Makazole Mapimpi (wing), Southern Kings Lwazi Mvovo (wing / fullback), Cell C Sharks Dewaldt Duvenage (scrumhalf), DHL Stormers Seabelo Senatla (wing), DHL Stormers Francois Venter (centre), Toyota Cheetahs Jano Vermaak (scrumhalf), DHL Stormers Harold Vorster (centre), Emirates Lions Fred Zeilinga (flyhalf), Toyota Cheetahs.
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