He explained his intentions with squad development. “That can mean getting youngsters in but also getting more experienced players into play.”
He is also aware the foreign-based players have been operating on a different schedule and that he needs to be brought up to local speed.
“We just have to box smart to create a development block for our international players. We've got specific times in the calendar where we will be able to put players into a block,” said Nienaber.
The coach added that while he has a fair amount of clarity about the look of his 42-man squad, he is less clear about his starting XV for the first Test at Loftus on July 2.
“We have a good idea of what the squad would look like. We will have to look at injuries, when people joined, with whom have we had a lot of contact, So there will be lots of things that influence how the team will look like against Wales.”
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