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Burger wants Bok jersey back

2013-11-12 14:30
Schalk Burger (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province loose forward Schalk Burger is determined to fight his way back into the Springbok fold.

Burger, 30, recently returned to the playing field after being sidelined for 18 months due to knee and calf injuries. He also recovered from a life-threatening bout of bacterial meningitis.

He was cautiously brought back by WP during the latter part of the Currie Cup and now looks good to go for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Burger was quoted as saying on the EWN Sport website that he still has a burning desire to play for the Springboks.

His last Test for the Boks was their 11-9 Rugby World Cup quarter-final loss to Australia in 2011.

Burger said if he plays to his potential there's "no reason" why he can't be considered to make an impact at international level.

He is contracted with WP until the end of 2014 but indicated he'd like to remain playing in South Africa, with a call-up for the 2015 Rugby World Cup hopefully on the cards.

"Skalla's" next game will be on November 30 when he runs out for the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham.

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