Boks face conditioning tests

2010-09-07 13:17
Ricky Januarie (File)
Johannesburg - The South African Rugby Union confirmed on Tuesday that all the contracted Springboks will undertake a conditioning programme for the next four weeks and will be withdrawn from their Currie Cup squads until October 6.

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All non-contracted Springboks are available immediately for their provinces. The arrangement has been made in consultation and with agreement with the players’ contracting provinces.

The following contracted Springboks will undertake the conditioning programme:

Blue Bulls – Victor Matfield, Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Wynand Olivier, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Pierre Spies
Sharks – John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira, JP Pietersen, Adi Jacobs
Western Province – Schalk Burger, Jaque Fourie, Bryan Habana, Ricky Januarie, Andries Bekker
Free State Cheetahs – Juan Smith, Heinrich Brüssow, CJ van der Linde

All players have been given a programme by the Springbok conditioning and medical team and will follow this under the supervision of the Provincial conditioning teams and in consultation with Springbok management. The contracted players will report to Cape Town on October 4 for testing.
The contracted group will be available for the final round robin stage of Currie Cup matches as well as the playoffs.

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