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South Africa have included veteran flyhalf Morne Steyn in their 46-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions next month, a return to the side for the player who kicked the Springboks to a series win when the teams last met in 2009.

Steyn, 36, who won the last of his 66 caps in 2016, is the third flyhalf in the squad along with Handre Pollard and Elton Jantjies, as the Boks retained 30 of the 33 players from their 2019 Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan, the last time they played an international.

Prop Tendai Mtawarira, hooker Schalk Brits and loose-forward Francois Louw have retired, but there are a number of uncapped players in hooker Joseph Dweba, lock Nico Janse van Rensburg, scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba, and the uncapped back quartet of Wandisile Simelane, Aphelele Fassi, Yaw Penxe and Rosko Specman.

“Players such as Frans (Steyn) and Morne have been here before and they can attest to the huge privilege it is to be part of a British & Irish Lions tour, so I am very excited…

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