Fans unhappy at Fourie snub

2012-10-29 10:57
Deon Fourie (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have named Western Province's Deon Fourie as the unluckiest player not to receive a Springbok call-up after his brilliant form in the Currie Cup.

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In Sport24's online poll, some 59% were disappointed with the make-up of Heyneke Meyer's 31-man team for their end of year tour.

Sport24 asked:

What do you think of Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's squad for the end-of-year European tour?

This was the response:

41% - It's a well balanced squad with youth and experience.
59% - The coach has chosen the wrong players once again.

Other players that Sport24 readers thought were unlucky not to receive Springbok call-ups were Sharks duo Keegan Daniel and Louis Ludik, as well as Lions prop JC Janse van Rensburg.

Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about Heyneke Meyer's Springbok squad:

"What about Deon Fourie?"
- Shane Moses

"As a proud Springbok supporter I just hope the 32nd player spot that's still vacant they can take Deon Fourie with otherwise I'm happy with Heyneke Meyer's selection." - Leon Onverwag

"Why did they not pick Deon Fourie? We need ball fetchers and he certainly did prove himself at hooker and at flank."
- HL Opperman

"Still no fetcher? Would have given Deon Fourie a chance." - kagiso.k.seleka

"Deon Fourie is the next Brussouw......we need a good fetcher!" - michale.hendricke.58

"Deon Fourie played his heart out to be a Bok" - george.barnard.144

"Pity about Deon Fourie. He is Springbok and captain material." - johan.deventer.66974

"What about a quality player like Deon Fourie? Why isn't he in the Springbok team?"

"Would have liked to see Fourie, Joe Pietersen or La Roux, but surely Keegan was a given?"
- Ollie

"Fourie can play as a loose forward and a hooker while Chiliboy cant even play hooker properly!"
- gerhard.smit.526

"I mean if he choose Deon then there wouldn't be place for Arno Botha and he is a Bull!" - stephen.alexander.96

Deon Fourie's man-of-the-match performance in the Currie Cup final was the highlight of the hooker/flank's season. (Gallo Images)


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