Respect key for Bok hookers

2013-10-30 09:03
Bismarck du Plessis and Adriaan Strauss (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Adriaan Strauss says his relationship with fellow Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis is one based on mutual respect.

The two former Grey College pupils have developed a fierce rivalry for the Springbok No 2 jersey, with Bok coach Heyneke Meyer often rotating them in Tests this year.

Strauss, in an interview with the My Players website, said this rotation policy is "going quite well" as they know exactly where they stand with the coach

He also conceded that it's important to manage players during a long season.

Strauss (27) said he's known Du Plessis (29) for a long time - from the days when the Sharks hooker was his Old Boy in hostel at Grey College - and that they have mutual respect for each other both on and off the field, which leads to "good healthy competition".

The duo, along with WP hooker Scarra Ntubeni, were included in Meyer's 32-man squad for Tests against Wales, Scotland and France next month.

HAVE YOUR SAY: In your opinion, who should start at hooker for the Springboks in their upcoming tour to the UK and France? Send your thoughts to Sport24.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

05 November 2016
Barbarians v South Africa, London 17:00
12 November 2016
England v South Africa, Twickenham 16:30
19 November 2016
Italy v South Africa, Stadio Artemio Franchi 16:00
26 November 2016
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 19:30

Did Stormers and Springboks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit deserve to be named SA Rugby Player of the Year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.