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Bok squad: Public cries foul

2012-06-04 10:16
Heynek Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The announcement of Heyneke Meyer's 32-man Springbok squad has created quite a stir, with Sport24 readers shocked at a number of his selections.

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about the Springbok squad:

"He can thank his lucky stars he is playing England. It will be suicidal if he goes to war with this squad against New Zealand & Australia."
- Razztazz9

"Pierre Spies and Wynand Olivier gives HM a nice feminine touch to his Bok team. Kankowski, Jantjies and Kirchner are obviously there to peel oranges and carry tackle bags for the Boks." - Sean

"The Boks are now the pink Boks." - Eustice Adonis

"Will the Bok away strip now be pink?"
- Skinfaxi

"And so dawns the era of the Springbulls..." - Sulaiman Adams

"Very blue looking team." - Travie Grif

"This team was clearly chosen based on colour...the colour blue."
- Bootman

"Now that the Bulls are playing pink the Springboks will be playing in blue." - Katman

"I'm surprised he didn't call up Naas Botha." - Kalawa Sledgehammer

"Ryan Kankowski hasn't even played this season." - Leonard Lightman

"Kolisi should have been in the team." - Priester

"Stormers top of the SA conference and only 3 players in the squad? Where are Kolisi, De Jongh and Aplon?"
- Mario Borchards

"At least the Stormers should have a strong squad for remainder of the season." - Lee

"Heinrich Brüssow may be off the pace this season, but to go into a Test series without a fetcher in the squad is madness." - Harlequin

"Why did you leave out Akona Ndungane, Heyneke? I mean you chose the whole Blue Bull backline and reserve scrumhalf." - Stephen Alexander

"Today the Bok team was beaten by the Stormers B-team and the Lions." - Christopher

"If the Bulls cant beat Stormers B-team at Loftus, how do they expect to beat the English?" - Stephen Alexander

"The grins on the English squad must be huge." - Waseem

"Report this squad to the public protector!"
- Claude

"As a South African I have never been so disappointed and disgusted at the national team selection." - Leonardo

"This team does not represent the Rainbow Nation." - Oom Piet

"I wonder if Meyer realizes how he just divided this country." - Andre

"No Peter Grant?" - ArchAngel

"Maybe Elton starts! Now that is a scary thought..." - Sean Brady

"Bloody hell the guy hasn't even played one game and you people are already laying into him! Give the man a chance before you completely tear his head off! For once we have a coach who has great credentials, let him do his job and then criticize him if he messes it up!"
- JM



Heyneke Meyer's Sprinbok squad included nine new caps, including Eben Etzebeth (left) and Marcell Coetzee. (Gallo Images)

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