Harlequins utility back Tyrone Green eyes a first Springbok call-up amid the shifting landscape of the national team structures.
In a wide-ranging interview with Netwerk24, the 25-year-old dynamo emphasises his desire to represent the Boks, stating, “It will always remain my goal to play for the Boks.
“I will just keep trying to knock on the door and hopefully with the passage of time it will become a reality.
“All I can do is play well and do my best to make the Bok group. I will continue to work and hopefully that call will come in the near future.”
Having honed his skills in England for over two years after leaving the Lions, Green believes the move enhanced his game, making him a more versatile player. He credits his improved performance to adapting to the English weather.
“To be able to compete internationally, you have to be good in several facets – the high balls, kicking and attacking play. I focused a lot on that,” he added.
Noteworthy is Quins’ defensive transformation under Jerry Flannery, soon-to-be Bok defence coach. Green praises Flannery’s meticulous preparation, saying, “He’s big on homework.
“When we look at footage for defensive sessions, there might even be five plays that he analysed. He’s a great guy.”
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