Proud mom praises Schreuder

2013-10-30 12:00
Louis Schreuder (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Louis Schreuder's mother says her son's inclusion in the Springbok squad is the highlight of his life.

Schreuder, 23, was a surprise selection on Monday when coach Heyneke Meyer announced his 32-man squad for Tests against Wales, Scotland and France next month.

Schreuder had a torrid weekend with his side, Western Province, convincingly beaten by the Sharks in the Currie Cup final at Newlands. He was replaced by Nic Groom after 52 minutes after being overshadowed by his opposite number, Charl McLeod, with the latter also intercepting a Schreuder pass to run almost 70m to score the game's first try.

However, his mother said her son's talent has been rewarded and believes he will learn from the experience.

"After this weekend, this is the highlight of his life. It's a God-given talent that he received and an absolute dream that he was picked," Taleta Schreuder told Die Burger's website.

Mrs. Schreuder - who is a teacher at Gymnasium Primary School in Paarl - said she always knew her son was good enough to become a Springbok.

"He is very goal-orientated and hard-working. I spoke to him last night (Monday) and he said his biggest dream has been realised."

She described her son as very humble. "He's a beaut. He will absolutely learn every minute."

She also revealed how current Bok captain Jean de Villiers was Schreuder's hero when he grew up.

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