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Sky takes a look at the potential Springbok World Cup squad

Sky Tshabalala picks his World Cup squad...

Springbok flyhalf Manie Libbok

The day has finally arrived.

Tuesday, 8 August, is set be either the greatest or the saddest day for a lot of Springbok hopefuls as the Rugby World Cup looms. 

The global showpiece will take place in France, with the Boks' first game of the World Cup on 10 September in Marseille against Scotland. 

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Sky Tshabalala feels very nervous about today's 33-man Rugby World Cup squad announcement. 

He rates that while the Springboks are one of the favourites to lift the trophy for a fourth time, he can't help but shake the feeling that there will be a few selection headaches coming the way of the Boks.

"Guys, a few people will feel hard done by after Tuesday's announcement. I hope the squad is picked on merit," says Sky. 

Sky later released a video to reveal who he thinks will be left at home:

According to SA Rugby Magazine, Makazole Mapimpi may be one of the shock omissions to hit the squad announcement. 

Many people will still be in favour of the 2019 World Cup winner, but if we're going on stats, the Sharks player hasn't hit the heights that saw him become a world class wing. 

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He did score a try against Argentina last week in Buenos Aires on Saturday, but the man who really got all the plaudits was 20-year-old Canan Moodie. If we're talking about form, one would agree that he is on top of the Sharks man at present. 

There will be loads of decisions that need to be made before the 12h00 announcement. The Springbok coach and his staff have made it known that a lot of players have put their hands up. 

Many rugby fans have created their own possible squads. Whoever gets selected, congratulations, but if not selected, work hard so that you can be selected for the next one in 2027.

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