Branco du Preez will become the most-capped Blitzbok in history when he takes the field at the London Sevens next week.
The 29-year-old will play in his 70th tournament for the national team - one more than Kyle Brown who he currently shares the record with.
Of his achievement, coach Neil Powell says: “Branco will be the first to tell you that it is not about accolades, but about contributing to the team, so it is pleasing that he can claim a personal milestone such as this one.
“He is one of the best examples of what this team stands for and this is just reward for a very humble person.”
Powell recalled two previously injured players, JC Pretorius and Muller du Plessis, to his squad for their UK trip.
Du Plessis and Pretorius last played at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver, where the latter was named in the tournament Dream Team.
Pretorius takes over from Chris Dry and Du Plessis from Angelo Davids, who has been included in the Junior Springbok squad.
Regular captain, Philip Snyman, will travel to London and Paris as 13th player.
Of his team selection, Powell says: “We had a full squad to select from for a change, with a whole lot of players coming back from injury and available for selection.
“The fact that the squad won in Singapore was also a factor, as we wanted to reward those players as well.”
Ryan Oosthuizen, Sako Makata, Impi Visser, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Werner Kok, JC Pretorius, Branco du Preez, Selvyn Davids,Justin Geduld, Stedman Gans, Siviwe Soyizwapi (captain), Muller du Plessis, Philip Snyman.