generic hexagon

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.

Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix 

0 Comments
latest-articles
Heinrich Brüssow last played for the Boks in 2011

Brüssow needs chance to shine

Heyneke Meyer needs to ensure his key loose forwards receive sufficient game time in the Springboks' five matches leading up to the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Francois Hougaard on his way to the tryline at Ellis Park

Wait for Bok World Cup squad

Players not included in Heyneke Meyer's extended squad could yet play for the Springboks this year, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper.

Issue 213

Bok captain fights back

Jean de Villiers makes a record-equalling 10th cover appearance for SA Rugby magazine this month.

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