Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White says he would have liked for Johan Goosen to have played more rugby before joining the Springboks.
Jacques Nienaber has strongly indicated that Damian Willemse will be backed as the go-to flyhalf when the Springboks travel to Europe for the outgoing tour in November.
Jean de Villiers says Johan Goosen has not “shown enough” to start ahead Damian Willemse at flyhalf for the Springboks on the end-of-year tour.
Johan Goosen is the only player designated as a specialist flyhalf in a 26-man Springbok squad for a three-day training camp to prepare for the November tour of the northern hemisphere.
Wandisile Simelane will start on the wing, while Johan Goosen has returned in a fresh halfback pair as Jake White made seven changes to the Vodacom Bulls team to face Munster on Saturday.
SARugbymag.co.za readers had their say and Manie Libbok was the man voted to don the No 10 jersey in two midweek matches on the Springboks’ looming year-end tour.
Damian Willemse and Johan Goosen are the favourites to conjure big plays for South Africa on the end-of-year tour, and former Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn says both specialise in making “something out of nothing”.
The Springboks’ November tour of Europe includes midweek matches which are sure to be used to give fringe players an opportunity to perform – who are you picking to start at No 10?
Johan Goosen will make his much-anticipated return for the Vodacom Bulls when they take on Edinburgh at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
As the South African teams complete their preparation for a second season in Europe, Vodacom Bulls flyhalf Johan Goosen has lauded the quality of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.