Bok duo held up by visas

2011-10-19 18:59

Toulouse - Springbok duo Gurthro Steenkamp and Gary Botha's arrival at French club Toulouse has been held up by visa problems, the Top 14 club's forwards coach Yannick Bru said on Wednesday.

Prop Steenkamp could arrive back in France this weekend after forming part of the Springboks side that lost to Australia in the World Cup quarter-finals ten days ago.

However, hooker Botha, who suffered an ankle injury playing for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup, is not expected to arrive until the middle of next week.

Bru confirmed in a press conference ahead of Toulouse's clash with Bordeaux-Begles that Botha will be on the sidelines for at least two weeks.


  • marco.tomaso - 2011-10-19 19:15

    Visas!! I thought you needed work permits if you're a professional Sports man or women plying your trade in another EU Country so why a visa then?

      sam.kaitawa - 2011-10-19 19:19

      The Bok duo are crime fighters not workers. Anyway, SA isn't part of the per usual another saffa "expecting" things

      marco.tomaso - 2011-10-19 19:44

      @sam.kaitawa I know SA is not a EU country mate no need for you to remind me of that.

      Ian - 2011-10-19 20:33

      "Sam.Kaitawa" sound a lot like the late lamented (not) Johnny-BB to me.

  • Anneleen - 2011-10-19 19:31

    may our players arrive safely at their new club. there are quite many visa problems these days...

  • Burtfred - 2011-10-19 20:26

    Visa problems? Ask the Dalai Lama - he knows all about these.

  • Barry - 2011-10-19 21:57

    Oh come on ! No one in the French or SA rugby system knows how to move players around ? Seriously ?

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