Brüssow: I'll always keep trying

2014-05-20 09:17
Heinrich Brussow (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Cheetahs flank Heinrich Brüssow says he'll keep fighting as hard as possible to add to the 20 Test matches he'd played for the Springboks.

Brüssow, 27, was on Monday included in a 36-man Springbok squad to attend a national training camp in Durban from May 25 to 28.

It is, however, not the final Bok group for the June Test window and the Cheetahs ace could still find it tough to make the final cut.

Francois Louw, Siya Kolisi and Marcell Coetzee are believed to be ahead of him in the pecking order.

But Brüssow, whose last Test came at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, is prepared to fight for his spot.

"You always keep trying, especially after you've been with the Boks before. It gives you the hunger to be there again and I'll always keep trying," he told the Volksblad website.

The final Springbok squad will be named on May 31.

The Springboks start their year with a game against the World XV at Newlands on June 7, followed by two Tests against Wales (Durban, June 14 and Nelspruit, June 21) and one against Scotland (Port Elizabeth, June 28).

The 36-man Springbok training squad (Players based in France, England and Ireland were not considered for this camp as most of them are still playing for their respective clubs):

Forwards (20):

Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Trevor Nyakane (Cheetahs), Marcel van der Merwe (Bulls)*, Jannie du Plessis (Sharks), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Coenie Oosthuizen (Cheetahs), Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks), Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs), Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), Lood de Jager (Cheetahs)*, Victor Matfield (Bulls), Flip van der Merwe (Bulls), Heinrich Brüssow (Cheetahs), Marcell Coetzee (Sharks), Siya Kolisi (Stormers), Willem Alberts (Sharks), Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)*, Teboho Mohoje (Cheetahs)*, Duane Vermeulen (Stormers), Schalk Burger (Stormers)

Backs (16):

Fourie du Preez (Suntory, Japan), Francois Hougaard (Bulls), Johan Goosen (Cheetahs), Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)*, Jean de Villiers (Stormers), Damian De Allende (Stormers)*, Jan Serfontein (Bulls), Juan de Jongh (Stormers), JJ Engelbrecht (Bulls), S’bura Sithole (Sharks)*, Frans Steyn (Sharks), Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks), Bjorn Basson (Bulls), JP Pietersen (Sharks), Cornal Hendricks (Cheetahs)*, Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

* - Uncapped at Test level

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