Rugby Championship

Boks freed for Currie Cup duty

2012-09-18 12:38
Lwazi Mvovo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Five members of the Springbok squad that returned from New Zealand on Monday have been released to their provinces to play in the Currie Cup this weekend.

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The released players were all part of the 28-man squad that played Australia and New Zealand on consecutive weekends in the Rugby Championship, but were not part of the match 22 that faced the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday.

They are Craig Burden (Sharks), Frans Malherbe (Western Province), Jacques Potgieter (Blue Bulls), Jano Vermaak (Blue Bulls) and Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks).

The sixth player that was not part of the match 22 in Dunedin, Pat Cilliers (Golden Lions), is currently injured and not available for selection this weekend.

A Springbok squad of 30 players for the final two Tests in the Rugby Championship - on September 29 against Australia at Loftus Versfeld and on October 6 against New Zealand at Soccer City - will be announced at the conclusion of round seven of the Currie Cup Premier Division on Saturday.

The squad will convene in Johannesburg on Sunday to start preparations for the Tests against Australia and New Zealand.
 

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