Currie Cup

Le Roux continues to shine

2013-10-19 09:00
Willie le Roux (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Springbok Willie le Roux played a leading role as Griquas snatched a 21-19 win over Pumas Friday in the first leg of a South African Currie Cup promotion-relegation play-off.

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Back from Rugby Championship Test duties, the right-wing made the passes that sent replacement loose forward Carel Greeff and centre Jean Stemmet over for tries.

This season has proved to be the break-out season for the outside back as he helped the Cheetahs reach the playoffs in Super Rugby for the first time with 6 tries in 17 matches and numerous assists.

His form, resulted in a call-up for the Springboks earlier this year, where he added a new attacking dimension to the backline, scoring 3 tries in 9 Tests and creating many opportunities around him.

Willie le Roux has played on the right wing for the Springboks this season filling the void left by JP Pietersen, who was unavailable for the Rugby Championship due to club commitments with his new club the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan.

JP Pietersen will become again available for Springbok selection for the tour of the northern hemisphere, leaving Heyneke Meyer to ponder a healthy selection quandiary with a wealth of quality outside backs.

The Springboks face Wales on November 9 (kick-off at 19:30), followed by games against Scotland (November 17 at 17:00) and France (November 23 at 22:00).

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