All nine return to provinces who will face the Lions during next summer's highly-anticipated tour, with four players heading back to both Western Province and the Sharks and Adriaan Strauss returning to the Cheetahs.
The remainder of the Springbok squad will assemble again on July 30 in Pretoria to prepare for the Test match with Argentina in Johannesburg on August 9.
Springbok squad members released to their provinces
Bolla Conradie (Western Province)
Peter Grant (Western Province)
Schalk Brits (Western Province)
Brian Mujati (Western Province)
Odwa Ndungane (Sharks)
Ruan Pienaar (Sharks)
Beast Mtawarira (Sharks)
Ryan Kankowski (Sharks, subject to medical)
Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)