Richard Ferguson

Another South African for France

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Six Nations on 12 Feb 2013 at 08:30
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Antonie Claassen, son of former Springbok Captain Wynand Claassen, has been called up to the French training squad, which will prepare to take on England in an all-important clash at Twickenham in two weeks’ time.

The South African born Antonie is a flanker by trade who plays for Castres, and will make his debut under coach Philippe Saint-Andre who is under immense pressure after succumbing to two defeats in as many weeks, to Italy and Wales, the worst start by a French team in 31 years.

The 104kg, 1.94m flank was born in Durban and made his local debut for the Bulls, before making the move North.


  • Best of luck to him. There seems to be quite a number of player making the breakthrough for foreign teams. With the exception of Barrit who could be playing for the boks, most of them seem to have made a good move.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.02.13 08:40:54 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 1) : All though I would have liked to see Barrit in a Bok jersey, the reality is he would have never made the team, unfortunately. I must say I would play him any day ahead of JdV…

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.02.13 10:14:10 by Uli Reply
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  • Another DHS boy makes it big (we have the worlds best batsmen as well).

    @ULI(comment 2) agree – I would play anyone who tackles instead of trying to intercept.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.02.13 13:59:31 by snakeslayer Reply


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