Heyneke may opt for youth
Pretoria - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he might select an inexperienced side for the incoming England tour in June.
Meyer was speaking at a the second four-day Springbok planning camp in Pretoria on Wednesday, where players from the Bulls and Sharks assembled this week as part of preparations before the three-Test series.
He said injuries to key players have forced him to rethink his plans for the Springbok team.
“I must say when I started the team that I thought probably would start - and I've said I would give everyone a fair chance - has changed a lot,” Meyer said.
“Like I said, I thought it would be an experienced side just to get us going and get the continuity because the guys know a lot of the stuff and lead the youngsters."
“But it's changed a lot and I think we'll go for a younger team than I expected to go with.”
The camps, planned in accordance with the franchises' bye weekends during the Super Rugby competition, focussed on theoretical planning and a few field sessions.
The second planning camp saw 45 players from the Bulls and the Sharks taking part in the sessions.