Springboks

Heyneke may opt for youth

2012-04-25 19:18
Heyneke Meyer (File)

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.

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