Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made some interesting comments during a press conference held during the first day of the team’s training ahead of the End of year Tour.
The coach named a player that could form the 32nd player of the squad in Marco Wentzel, stating that the player is the best 5 lock in the premiership and is officially on standby. Apparently there are some issues to sort out with the player’s club.
Other comments include looking at Francois Hougaard mainly as a wing during this tour, despite the player stating that he would rather be backup scrumhalf than play wing.
The coach has also mentioned that mistakes have been made in the past in calling up players based on Currie Cup form alone, and that some of those players were never heard of again. This comment could see Raymond Rhule not taking any part in the tour , as he has not played any Super Rugby to date.
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