Rugby

Burger to play for Baa-Baas

2013-09-18 11:34
Schalk Burger (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Barbarians have announced that Springbok loose forward Schalk Burger will play for them when they tackle Fiji in November.

Burger, 30, has been sidelined through injury and illness since the start of last year but looks likely to make his return against the Island nation.

Burger has been slowly working his way back to fitness since he was hospitalised earlier this year after contracting bacterial meningitis following surgery to drain a cyst near his spinal cord.

He is currently training with the Western Province Currie Cup squad but it's still uncertain if he'll feature for them in the competition.

Meanwhile, the Baa-Baas also confirmed the inclusion of Springbok captain Jean de Villiers in the team that will be coached the All Blacks' Steve Hansen.

The Baa-Baas confirmed the news via a series of tweets on Wednesday.

"*Breaking News - #baabaas head coach v @fijirugby is 2011 World Cup winning & @AllBlacks legend, STEVE HANSEN #rugby #rugbyunited.

"1st #baabaas player-he likes his steak rare & rugby ferocious @bokrugby bruiser & breakdown assassin SCHALK BURGER #rugby #rugbyunited.

"2nd #baabaas player- an inspirational captain & midfield whirlwind. @bokrugby dynamo JEAN DE VILLIERS #rugby #rugbyunited.

"We'll name the rest of #baabaas squad as we can. For now, welcome aboard Steve Hansen, Schalk Burger & Jean De Villiers #rugby #rugbyunited,"
the tweets read.

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