Springboks

Undercooked Fourie for Boks?

2014-04-25 20:00
Jaque Fourie (AP)
Cape Town - If centre Jaque Fourie plays for the Springboks in June it would be his first match in over three months.

Fourie, 31, last played for his Japanese club, Kobe Steelers, at the end of February and according to the Rugby365 website, has been training on his own in preparation for the international season.

He came back into the Springbok frame at the end of last year after an absence of around two years.

Fourie played on the Boks' year-end tour to Europe last year and will form part of Heyneke Meyer's squad for June Tests against the World XV, Wales and Scotland.

Fourie is currently in South Africa on holiday and says he can't afford to play in any warm-up matches due to his contract obligations.

He says he would need to pay the Steelers contract insurance if he gets injured so is not willing to risk it. He currently keeps fit by training on his own every day.

Fourie said that playing in the less physical Japanese league has left his 31-year-old body feeling fresher than ever and ready for the demands of Test rugby.

Read more on:    springboks  |  jaque fourie  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

ARU top up Hunt's Reds deal

2014-08-30 10:38

 

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
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
06 September 2014
New Zealand v Argentina, Napier 09:35
Australia v South Africa, Perth 12:05
13 September 2014
New Zealand v South Africa, Wellington 09:35
Australia v Argentina, old Coast Queensland 12:05
27 September 2014
Argentina v New Zealand, La Plata 00:10
South Africa v Australia, Cape Town 17:05
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After the first weekend's Rugby Championship action, which team do you see as the strongest title contender?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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