Springboks

Reinach called up to Bok camp

2013-04-14 22:08
Cobus Reinach (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach has been called up to the Springbok training camp here following an injury to Jano Vermaak.

Vermaak, one of only two scrumhalves in the training squad, picked up a grade one hamstring tear during Saturday’s Super Rugby match between the Bulls and the Cheetahs in Pretoria.

Following a medical examination at the Springbok training camp on Sunday, it was decided that Vermaak will not be able to train with the squad on Monday or Tuesday.

GALLERY: Springbok training session

“With Francois Hougaard also unable to train, we needed cover at scrumhalf and decided to bring Cobus to Cape Town,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“He was the next scrumhalf on our list and has been very good for the Sharks this season. He’s still young and has a promising career ahead of him, so it would be good to get to know him better and also for him to see what our plans are for the season.”

The 23-year-old Reinach, whose late father, Jaco, played for the Springboks in the 1980s, made his Super Rugby debut last season. He played in all of the Sharks’ matches this season and will join the Springbok training squad at their base on Monday morning.

Players invited to the first Springbok training camp of 2013:

Forwards: Tendai Mtawarira, Jannie du Plessis, Frans Malherbe, Coenie Oosthuizen, Pat Cilliers, Adriaan Strauss, Bismarck du Plessis, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Eben Etzebeth, Flip van der Merwe, Juandré Kruger, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Franco van der Merwe, Siya Kolisi, Marcell Coetzee, Willem Alberts, Arno Botha, Duane Vermeulen, Pierre Spies, Ryan Kankowski.

Backs: Jano Vermaak (injured), Francois Hougaard, Pat Lambie, Morné Steyn, Elton Jantjies, Jean de Villiers, Frans Steyn, Juan de Jongh, Jan Serfontein, Robert Ebersohn, Bryan Habana, Lwazi Mvovo, Raymond Rhule, JP Pietersen, Bjorn Basson, Zane Kirchner, Cobus Reinach.

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