Bosch, Tera among Bok training camp invitees

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 27 Mar 2017 at 10:53
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Allister Coetzee continue to cast a wide net in preparation for the 2017 Springbok campaign and has invited a host of players to a training camp in Stellenbosch early next week. Sharks captain Tea Mtembu and star play-maker Curwin Bosch are among the players invited to attend the camp.

Sharks players weren’t eligible for the previous camp, due to being on tour at the time, and Coetzee has certainly been generous in inviting 13 members of the squad. While one certainly must applaud the decision to have a look at the likes of Ruan Botha, Etienne Oosthuizen, Lukhanyo Am and Kobus van Wyk, among more expected names, I do have to query how some of the real form Sharks, including Andre Esterhuizen, Franco Marais and Philip van der Walt, can have been excluded. Also seemingly completely out in the cold at the moment is Lourens Adriaanse.

Capped Boks Beast Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Jean-Luc du Preez, Cobus Reinach, Pat Lambie and Lwazi Mvovo complete the list of Sharks players invited to attend, along with 28 others from the Lions, Cheetahs and Stormers. Bulls and Kings players have been omitted this time on the basis that they are kak they are currently on tour.

Here’s the full group:
Ruan Ackermann, Lukhanyo Am, Clayton Blommetjies, Curwin Bosch, Ruan Botha, Uzair Cassiem, Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ruan Dreyer, Jean-Luc du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Siya Kolisi, Jaco Kriel, Pat Lambie, Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Lionel Mapoe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Oupa Mohoje, Beast Mtawarira, Lubabalo Mtembu, Lwazi Mvovo, Ox Nche, Coenie Oosthuizen, Etienne Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Cobus Reinach, Raymond Rhule, Seabelo Senatla, Kobus van Wyk, Jano Vermaak, Francois Venter, Shaun Venter, EW Viljoen, Warren Whiteley, Fred Zeilinga


  • Thanks for the laugh

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.17 11:08:18 by T-Shark Reply
  • @T-Shark (Comment 1) : Mondays are hard, mate…. we need all the help we can get 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.17 11:13:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • After watching April’s meltdown at the hands of Coetzee,a Sharks call up to the Boks is something we should treat with trepidation,rather than celebration

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.17 11:44:52 by The hound Reply
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  • LOL!! Top stuff Rob. But as they say, if the shoe fits.. 😆
    Weird that Lourens and Andre is omitted. Also, Franco has been better than Chili IMO. Happy for him, but a strange call nontheless.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.03.17 11:47:17 by Another Nick Reply

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  • I’m disappointed that Philip is excluded from the group.He is a constant performer and one of the best loosies in SA IMO. He deserves some recognition.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.03.17 12:00:17 by Rienke36 Reply

  • What is the point of inviting Reinach? Based on the new rules he won’t be eligible for the Boks after leaving the Sharks at the end of the season.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.03.17 12:10:05 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Rienke36 (Comment 5) : This. Boks could really do with the physicality and workrate that players like Phillip, Andre and Ettiene are currently providing.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.03.17 12:19:20 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 6) : Thought the same. We seem to have a bit of a problem at scrumhalf at the boks in any case..

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.03.17 12:35:55 by Another Nick Reply

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  • I can not understand how Phillip is ignored, you’ve either got to be blind or simply not watching the games to miss him (unless the only Sharks game AC watched was vs the Cheetahs 😆 ). Feel it is probably to early for Bosch to play test rugby, I’d like him to play domestic rugby for another year before we start flirting with tests.

    On another note, I see Faf as been omitted. Surely he hasn’t been that poor?

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.03.17 12:37:17 by Hulk Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 9) : Yes hopefully bosch is only there as a trainee like lil barret at the AB’s as his going to be a super star but not if we play him at test rugby before his ready, push him too soon and we will be in trouble

    wow no faf ? must be injured ?

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.03.17 13:12:28 by revolverocelot Reply

  • I love chilli but his selection makes not sense unless marais is still injured and they needed a hooker in camp, chilli’s form has been poor thus far this season

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.03.17 13:14:43 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 10) : I thought that Bosch is possibly there too be assessed and hopefully told he’s in the plans for the future and not to go overseas, his time will come, but it won’t be 2017. That would make the most sense but I fear the Boks have a terrible track record of introducing youngsters to early and really destroying them.

    I believe Faf is fit, just not selected. Anyone in the know about this?

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.03.17 13:15:29 by Hulk Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 11) : I often feel fringe players are selected on reputation.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.03.17 13:16:16 by Hulk Reply

  • What is the use of these camps? Has it ever produced any results? (it hasn’t). Is Springbok rugby better because of these camps? (it isn’t).

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.03.17 13:40:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Just noticed Tera’s in there too! Well done man 😎

    (And yes I know, I should read the headline and article body. Was in a mad rush today)

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.03.17 13:56:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • It’s travesty leaving out Esterhuizen and van der Walt

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.03.17 14:04:07 by durbsguy Reply

  • Did anyone watch the Stormers game? I think Senatla did very well for them.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.03.17 15:41:34 by Quintin Reply

  • 😆

    Seeing Blommetjies name there reminds me to ask….who was the man of the match on Saturday.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.03.17 16:02:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 16) : Perhaps not taking any centres into the squad ensures AC that his man De Allende is ensured of his place 😈

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.03.17 16:05:01 by Hulk Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 3) : Watching last the Sharks last 2 games I came to the conclusion that April is just not a good enough Currie Cup player, SupeRugby yes, but just not CC.
    Jeepers they did the poor guy a disservice last year.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.03.17 16:21:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 16) :
    Spot on. Coaching shambles at Bok level sadly seems to be on track to continue.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.03.17 17:24:38 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Oh great news! More talent for the idiot AC to wreck! I forget is it a privilege or a punishment to get called up by this arse clown?

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.03.17 17:38:58 by coolfusion Reply

  • Kakaka…thanks for brightening up the Monday, Rob! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.03.17 18:40:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : Man of the Match was Curwin…

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.03.17 18:43:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : wait now what?!?!?! You completely lost me in that argument?!?!?!

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.03.17 18:48:24 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 25) :
    He’s being ironic, Oom. 😉

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.03.17 19:34:11 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 26) : thanx that’s also the idea I had but had to ask as I’ve seen some weirder arguments before! Oh and thanx for making me feel old had a lot of that on Saturday from the young players!!! 😯 😈

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.03.17 19:41:35 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : Well it may be good for April to play impact a few games. It would be nice to see what he can do with confidence fully restored.

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.03.17 19:44:13 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 28) : think for the next two games April needs to start as Clement has been really disappointed so far!

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.03.17 21:03:29 by JD Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 21) : Same clown same act,same tent, only question is how far down can this Bok rubbish go

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.03.17 22:00:12 by benji Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 29) : I agree Oom, GA at 10 and CB at 15

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.03.17 22:02:23 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 31) : glad you agree with the oom! Oom don’t mind to much which ever one starts in 10 & 15 as they can interchange during the game.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.03.17 07:18:10 by JD Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 31) : I will gladly try Garth at 15, but you can’t really move Curwin until we have Lambie back. He is playing some great rugby, better than Garth did last year even in his few very good games. Experiment at 15, not 10 and give Garth some time to get his confidence back as well 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.03.17 08:44:43 by HeinF Reply

  • @HeinF (Comment 33) : We are going to lose CB and Ben10 very soon to u20s. Garth needs to get increasing time in the 10 channel over the next games

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.03.17 08:57:07 by Kabouter Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 34) : True, forgot that tiny detail…Does anyone know how Inny did on Saturday? If we loose them both, both of Inny and GA will have to take part in some capacity probably.

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.03.17 09:04:10 by HeinF Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 34) : excellent point! Sharks might be in a bit of trouble when they go as I don’t think Inny is ready for Super rugby! Maybe time to give Smith some game time.

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.03.17 09:28:26 by JD Reply
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