Brüssow considering Japanese offers
- 20 Jun 2013
Cheetahs flank Heinrich Brüssow, who has yet to play for the Springboks under Heyneke Meyer, is set to further his career in Japan.
The 26-year-old could leave Bloemfontein after Super Rugby, even though his Cheetahs contract runs until the end of the Currie Cup.
While Brüssow's Japanese deal will not allow him to play for the Springboks, he will still be available to represent the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.
Brüssow said the lucrative deals from the Far East were appealing.
'The financial boost is very tempting,' he told SARugbymag.co.za. 'Nothing's been confirmed yet, though. We'll have to see what happens closer to the time.'
Brüssow's struggle to make the Bok squad is big factor behind the possible move. He last made a Test appearance during the 2011 World Cup quarter-final against the Wallabies when Peter de Villiers was the coach and has since been consistently snubbed by Meyer.
In the latest issue of SA Rugby magazine, Brüssow speaks candidly about his continued omission from the Bok squad.
‘Once you’ve tasted what it’s like to play for the Springboks, you want it again and again. To not be involved hurts.'
Brüssow goes on to talk about how he will never be a Francois Louw-type flanker, the different skills he offers, how the new laws at the breakdown forced him to change his game, and the three choices an opensider has when he arrives at the tackle.
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