**South Africa have named 24 Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup stars in their squad ahead of the British and Irish Lions series.**\n\nThe players form part of a 46-strong Springboks party for two warm-up matches against Georgia, with the squad set to be trimmed following the Lions’ clash with South Africa A on July 14 - a side that will comprise players from this selection.\n\nCell C Sharks flanker Siya Kolisi headlines the squad, having famously skippered the Boks to glory at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. \n\nSouth Africa’s opening clash with Georgia on July 2 will be their first Test action since beating England in Yokohama. \n\nIt will also be their first match under head coach Jacques Nienaber, with Rassie Erasmus – who guided the Boks to their World Cup triumph - having returned to the role of director of rugby. \n\nKolisi is joined in the squad by fellow Sharks, Thomas du Toit, Ox Nche, Sanele Nohamba, Lukhanyo Am, Aphelele Fassi, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi and Yaw Penxe.