Meyer to pick captain on merit

2012-01-29 19:23
Heyneke Meyer (File)
Cape Town - New Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he will take his time in deciding the new captain but added he will make the decision on merit.

Previous coach Peter de Villiers came under fire for continuing to select John Smit as captain while many critics believed Bismarck du Plessis was the better hooker.

"It's a fine balance but I think your captain has to be chosen on merit," Meyer told the Rapport newspaper.

"It also depends on what you want from a captain. I think it's important that he conducts himself well with the media and carries out the right image towards the world.

"He needs to be strategic on the field, because I'm not there. He therefore has to be an extension of my personality and know exactly where on the field I would do what," said Meyer.

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