Meyer wants Boks to play CC

2012-01-31 07:43
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Newly appointed Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he won't prevent his players from participating in the Currie Cup.

Meyer told the Beeld newspaper he values the Currie Cup highly and would like to see it remain as the foundation of the game in South Africa.

With the Super Rugby competition only concluding in August this year, there were fears among rugby administrators that the Currie Cup might be totally overshadowed by the Southern Hemisphere's major competition.

"I'm not an administrator that decides over these things. As coach I am however totally in favour of the Springboks playing in it (the Currie Cup).

"Their participation will naturally be limited with the new composition of the national Test roster because it will clash with Tests in the Four-Nations (Rugby Championship), but I won't keep players out of the series on purpose.

"Players also like playing in the Currie Cup. As young guns we all dreamt about the Currie Cup and it has to stay that way. It's also not fair that they (the Boks) only come in for the knock-out phase of it," said Meyer.

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