SPRINGBOKS-header
generic hexagon

Bakkies, Jaque set for Bok recall


  • 27 Oct 2013
Bakkies Botha is set for a Springbok recall Bakkies Botha is set for a Springbok recall

Bakkies Botha and Jaque Fourie are expected to be named in the Springbok squad to tour Europe.

Botha played the last of his 76 Tests for the Boks against Namibia at the 2011 World Cup, before returning to South Africa with an Achilles injury.

The lock then joined Toulon, and was part of their European Cup-winning team last season. He has been in outstanding form for the French club, which hasn't gone unnoticed by Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.

‘I believe Bakkies can still play for the Springboks,' said Meyer in April. 'Eben [Etzebeth] came through brilliantly last year, but how much better can he be with Bakkies mentoring him?’

Fourie recently announced that he had included a clause in his new contract with the Kobelco Steelers that would allow him to be picked for the Boks.

The centre, who has 69 Test caps, had previously made himself unavailable for the national side while he was playing club rugby in Japan.

Meanwhile, Meyer is set to include WP trio Scarra Ntubeni (hooker), Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf) and Gio Aplon (wing/fullback) in his squad, to be announced at 4:30pm on Monday.

Schreuder had a poor Currie Cup final on Saturday, gifting the Sharks an early try when he ran across field and threw a long pass that Charl McLeod intercepted. Aplon and Ntubeni, though, showed good form throughout the tournament.

Jon Cardinelli picks his Bok squad

Rory Kockott to be overlooked for Bok tour

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
WP celebrate a try against the Lions earlier this season

Back Province to take title

Where you should put your money on the Currie Cup final this weekend, according to MARK KEOHANE.

Thomas du Toit in SA Rugby magazine

Du Toit makes strong start

Thomas du Toit has shown great promise in his first year out of school, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Kurt Coleman against the Sharks

‘Pick Coleman for final’

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the past weekend's Currie Cup semi-finals.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: