The Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has recalled legends Schalk Burger and Victor Matfield to his 36-man training squad to prepare for next month's rugby internationals.
The Cheetahs flanker Heinrich Brussow, who has been ignored during Meyer's reign, is also back in the mix after last playing for the Boks at the 2011 World Cup.
Burger and Matfield also haven't played internationally since the last World Cup.
Players based in Europe weren't considered.
The Springboks play a World XV, Wales and Italy in their June internationals.