Currie Cup

Carr wants Bok jersey

2014-10-09 09:04
Nizaam Carr (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province loose forward Nizaam Carr has his sights firmly set on making the Springbok team.

The 23-year-old was on Tuesday night rewarded for a stellar season when he received the MVP and the Players' Player of the Year awards at the annual WP Rugby awards ceremony.

He was last month also invited to train with the Springboks in the build-up to their Rugby Championship Test against Australia at Newlands.

That experience made Carr even more determined to force his way into the Springbok fold.

"I got a nice taste if what it's like and I've got a huge hunger to experience more," he told Die Burger. "It was unbelievable to practice with the Springboks. Coach Heyneke (Meyer) told me positive things and that's a good sign."

What could count in Carr's favour is that he is equally adept at either No 8 or openside flank.

But for now, Carr and his WP team-mates have their sights firmly set on Currie Cup glory.

They tackle the Sharks at Newlands this weekend but because they have already secured top spot on the overall log, coach Allister Coetzee will rest a few key players, with Carr likely to get a well-deserved rest.

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