Rugby

Krige picks his Bok loose trio

2014-12-11 14:00
Corne Krige (File)

Cape Town - Former Springbok captain Corne Krige has revealed who he'd like to see as the Bok loose trio at next year's Rugby World Cup.

In an interview with Netwerk24, Krige said a loose forward combination of Francois Louw, Marcell Coetzee and Duane Vermeulen excited him.

Krige said the Boks dearly missed Louw on their recent year-end tour to Europe.

The 29-year-old flank last played for the Springboks in their Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Wellington on September 13.

He underwent neck surgery 10 weeks ago but will make his return for his English club, Bath, in a European Champions Cup game against Montpellier on Friday.

Krige though felt Louw's layoff may not be a bad thing in the long run.

"I think the rest could be good for him. It will take a while before he regains top form, but I believe he will be 100% fit by the time the World Cup starts and he'll be able to make an enormous impact."

The 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be staged in England and Wales, runs from September 18-October 31.




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