South Africa selected its provisional starting squads for the World Championships coming up in Varese, Italy, in late September. The selectors said they sought to balance youth and experience with their choices. Of the teams listed below, up to five U23, six elite men and six elite women will be on the starting line.
U23: John - Lee Augustyn, Jacques Janse Van Rensburg, Jay Thompson, Luthando Kaka, Siphiwe Sowela, Jaco Venter.
Elite men: Robert Hunter, David George, Darren Lill, Kevin Evans, Hanco Kachelhoffer, Nolan Hoffman, Daryl Impey, Christoff Van Heerden.
Elite women: Marissa v d Merwe, Cherise Taylor, Chrissie Viljoen, Anriette Schoeman, Yolandi du Toit, Lynette Burger.