Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made it quite clear that he will select his Bok captain purely on merit, and is in no rush to make that decision.
Meyer told the Rapport newspaper that he will pick a short term captain while getting to know his squad, and assess his decision once he can make an informed decision.
The decision of a short term captain will most likely only be announced before the England tour of South Africa, which is a good few months away, leaving us with little to report on from a Springbok point of view.
It will be interesting to see whether Meyer calls for training camps and the like while the SupeRugby campaign is in full swing, or whether he will only be watching the games from the sidelines and make up his squad like that.
Potential Bok captains include Schalk Burger, Juan Smith (once fully recovered), Jean de Villiers and Pierre Spies.Tweet