Boks call up CJ, Mostert

2011-07-11 15:45

Johannesburg - World Cup-winning prop CJ van der Linde and uncapped Sharks lock Gerhard Mostert were added as cover to the Springbok squad preparing in Johannesburg for the away leg of the Castle Tri-Nations Series.

A decision on their participation will be taken later in the week.

Van der Linde was called in for further medical assessments on a groin injury that had seen the 69-Test veteran overlooked for inclusion in the Springboks' Preliminary Rugby World Cup squad.

Mostert has been added as cover for Johann Muller who has been troubled by a hamstring injury.

"We've been hard hit by injury in several positions and although we've not made any decisions we're preparing for all eventualities," said Springbok coach Peter de Villiers.

"CJ has had medical opinion that says he does not require an operation on his groin injury and we will assess him in training over the next couple of days. We have a number of injuries at prop and have very little experienced cover but we won't compromise on his well-being if he is not right in our opinion.

"Johann is struggling with the hamstring he injured in Cape Town. We'll continue to monitor him before making a decision on whether he can travel later this week. Gerhard Mostert is a player I have long admired and he was in the selectors' thinking before this group was named."

Mostert was included in Peter de Villiers' first Springbok training group in 2008 as a relatively unknown 22-year-old but has been hampered by intermittent injuries over the intervening seasons. He has forced his way into contention in 2011 with some strong performances for the Sharks in the second half of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

The Springboks leave for Australia on Friday.


  • Anneleen - 2011-07-11 15:48

    Who you gonna call? Gerhard and CJ...welcome players!!

      Paddy - 2011-07-12 03:44

      OMG wie is volgende?Naas Botha en Joost?Wat n grap!

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-12 07:42

      Why Mostert? CJ is FINE, but they should have called up Young Rynhardt Elstadt!!!!!!

  • Sheriffff - 2011-07-11 15:50

    goo to see Mostert there

  • docraven - 2011-07-11 15:58

    Sharks and Stormers are the new leaders in S.A Rugby.

      Aj - 2011-07-11 16:17

      How about you win something you can actually put into a cabinet. That being said.. the sharks are the same as always but the stormers have really improved over the last 2 seasons. Wd.

      Jack Turner - 2011-07-11 16:36

      Just as a matter of interest to you guys. Respectfully, if you understand how they are betting on the Tri- Nations N.Z are 6/10 favourits Aussies are 5/2 second Favourits.. Boks are 5/1 Australia are 1/3 to beat the Boks in the Opening game All Blacks are 1/7 to beat the Boks in the second game..

      docraven - 2011-07-11 16:56

      Aj, how about you go check the Currie Cup stats over the last 30 years little twat

      Dan - 2011-07-11 20:13

      Dream on and by that I refer to a nasty wet dream.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-11 21:28

      No cups for 10 years.

      JC - 2011-07-11 22:57

      @docraven - Winners of the last 30 years: Bulls - 12 wins WP - 9 wins Sharks - 6 wins Lions - 3 wins Cheetahs - 3 wins Going back another 10 years (the last 40 years) we have: Bulls - 18 wins WP - 10 wins Sharks - 6 wins Lions - 5 wins Cheetahs - 4 wins Griquas - 1 win I don't know if you're talking about men's rugby... maybe you're referring to women's rugby, but from those stats it seems that YOU might be the twat. Sorry mate... next time go and do some research before you make a complete ass of yourself. Also, don't tell me to go back to the year 1889 and count the WP wins. The WP won a solid portion of their Currie Cups when only 4 or so teams played in it ie. the Blue Bulls, Lions, Cheetahs, Sharks were not part of it.

      Paddy - 2011-07-12 03:45

      BULLS SUCKS!!Van 1 na 7..oor en uit!

      sportsmadwil - 2011-07-12 08:55

      especially since they showed the b.m.t in order to win a super compo, what a joke. w.p have and are tyring to buy every bok from other unions, and the sharks well, ja. there are still only 2 unions that have won a super trophy, and they come from the Gauteng. nuff said.

      jan du preeaz - 2011-07-12 19:13

      ag shame, het jou ou weepie alweer die 2012 super rugby titel gewen, julle poofters wil maar nie leer nie

  • Aj - 2011-07-11 16:15

    Lekke MOSSA :D Vlieg daai vlag hoog.. jou tyd kom :)

  • Albrett - 2011-07-11 16:24

    how about H O de Villiers and Chester Williams

  • Grunk - 2011-07-11 16:25

    To me Mostert was the best forward on the field in the Shark's last game - and then I saw he was going to go overseas and thought that's another player gone to waste.

  • Kaapie - 2011-07-11 18:39

    Cant understand why CJ.. He played very few games and when he played he was poor!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-11 21:29

      Nou gaan hy al Coenie se pies opvriet.

  • Johann - 2011-07-11 19:04

    Sharks, stormers, Bulls??!! WTF, we're talking Springbok rugby now man .......................four five six!!!

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-07-12 08:56

      100% Johann, let's all get behind the Boks first.

  • Dan - 2011-07-11 20:12

    These selections show just one thing - Div is becoming very desperate!

  • andrebad - 2011-07-11 20:19

    how can a guy like CJ possibly be considered? Has he ever finished one match started this whole year (or two or three) He is just too injury prone

  • Jacques Otto - 2011-07-12 07:25

    I have got to be honest, neither of these 2 deserve to be there. Gerhard Mostert is an OK lock but he is basically just a line out jumper, does not show up at any other part of the game, be honest guys. Then CJ is over the hill, he could play one entire game this whole season and whenever he did make an appearance on the field he gets penalized repeatedly. I would rather have called up Elstadt to cover lock and WP Nel in place of CJ.

      jk - 2011-07-12 08:20

      agree otto

  • rugby_guru - 2011-07-12 09:19

    I have faith in our B team, they going to do well, while our A team gets their injuries healed, get time to recover, we going to dominate the WC !

  • Moersteen - 2011-07-12 16:01

    Baie geluk manne!

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