Rugby World Cup 2011

Three Tests left in Rossouw

2011-10-06 21:59
Danie Rossouw (File)

Cape Town - Springbok lock Danie Rossouw is adamant that he has three good Tests left in him, and hopes it could end in World Cup glory on October 23.

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The Bulls stalwart - who's role at this World Cup has now become even more important after Bakkies Botha's withdrawal - says he and his team-mates are more determined than ever to become the first team to successfully defend the Webb Ellis Cup.

"We might have been playing for the Springboks for years, but not one guy in this team is willing to play his last Test on Sunday (against Australia in the quarter-finals). We all want to go out as winners," Rossouw told Beeld.

"Look, there are a lot of old dogs in this team and a lot of us realise this is our last chance to play for the Springboks.

"The motivation is very simple. Do you want to be remembered as a Springbok who lost his last Test in the quarters or do you want to be remembered as a Springbok who won back-to-back tournaments? I know what my choice is."

Rossouw is off to play club rugby in Japan after the World Cup and admitted that he probably won't play for the Springboks again after this tournament.

"This is not my last Test (against Australia ion Sunday). There's still three Tests left in me. Three left in this body."

South Africa's clash against the Wallabies at the Wellington Regional Stadium kicks off at 7h00 South African time on Sunday.


South Africa:
15 Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Gurthro Steenkamp

Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willem Alberts, 19 Francois Louw, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Butch James, 22 Gio Aplon


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