Steyn, Oosthuizen ruled out

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 28 Sep 2012 at 13:21
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SA Rugby have confrmed that both Frans Steyn and Coenie Oosthuizen have failed fitness tests and will not take part in tomorrow’s test match against the Wallabies at Loftus.

As a result, Jaco Taute will make his Bok debut in the number 13 jersey tomorrow, with Jean de Villiers moving into the number 12 shirt vacated by Steyn.

Pat Cilliers will be on the bench in Oosthuizen’s place, with Juan de Jongh coming into the number 21 jersey.

South African – revised: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Marcell Coetzee, 20 Elton Jantjies, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Pat Lambie.


  • I hope Taute and Goosen do well enough to impress Meyer into permanently dropping M Steyn and Kirchner 🙂

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.09.12 13:41:31 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • It was tweeted by the official Bok account, I think its safe to say its true?

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.09.12 13:43:39 by molly Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 1) : Taute is playing 13, no chance of unseating Sideshow Bob from there

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.09.12 13:43:57 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Pity the wrong centre is out. A combo of Frans and Taute could be very interesting. JDV has not impressed me at all in either 12 or 13 jersey this season. Granted the Stormers back-line has been hamstrung by Duvenhage, and Morne has been the weak link in the Bok backs.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.09.12 13:48:49 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I’ve just seen the team photo… this one is confirmed

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.09.12 13:54:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well it is sad that frans is out. Would have been great to see him along side a good flyhalf like when he played beside michelak & lambie

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.09.12 16:00:20 by Dunx Reply

  • 😈 Tomorrow Jaco Taute will hold our family name high and become the first Taute to play Springbok rugby! Ons Tautes is trots op jou Jaco! 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.09.12 16:35:17 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • We all rate Taute, but as a fullback surely, not as a centre?
    And how is that other youngsters are too inexperienced to start but Taute, he can start on debut! Something to do with weighing 107Kgs would no doubt be the answer…
    Yes, I’d have selected De Jongh!

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.09.12 16:48:17 by neilster Reply

  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 7) : really? The first Taute ever?


  • Comment 9, posted at 28.09.12 16:54:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Send Frans Steyn back to us so he can recover for the CC semi’s !! 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.09.12 11:38:34 by Original Pierre Reply
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