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Meyer wants Boks to play CC

2012-01-31 07:43

Cape Town - Newly appointed Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he won't prevent his players from participating in the Currie Cup.

Meyer told the Beeld newspaper he values the Currie Cup highly and would like to see it remain as the foundation of the game in South Africa.

With the Super Rugby competition only concluding in August this year, there were fears among rugby administrators that the Currie Cup might be totally overshadowed by the Southern Hemisphere's major competition.

"I'm not an administrator that decides over these things. As coach I am however totally in favour of the Springboks playing in it (the Currie Cup).

"Their participation will naturally be limited with the new composition of the national Test roster because it will clash with Tests in the Four-Nations (Rugby Championship), but I won't keep players out of the series on purpose.

"Players also like playing in the Currie Cup. As young guns we all dreamt about the Currie Cup and it has to stay that way. It's also not fair that they (the Boks) only come in for the knock-out phase of it," said Meyer.

Sport24

Comments
  • Paul - 2012-01-31 08:23

    The news just gets worse and worse for the Lions

      Denzil - 2012-01-31 08:54

      What news about the lions..i dont read any here..!!!

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-01-31 08:58

      Why because the beat the Sprinboks in the semi and final of last years Currie?

      Bootman - 2012-01-31 09:04

      Denzil you have to read BETWEEN the lines.

      Mark - 2012-01-31 16:26

      whats this article to do with the Lions

  • Bootman - 2012-01-31 09:02

    Enough of the Heyneke Meyer articles already. He hasnt even set foot on a rugby pitch since his election. What will the next two articles be? "MEYER HAS SCRAMBLED EGGS FOR BREAKFAST" and "HEYNEKE IS WEARING BLUE SOCKS"

  • linceley.koopman - 2012-01-31 09:09

    Die bok coach praat te veel, hy kan maar gerus vir Peter vra wat gebeur met manne wat te veel praat. Hy moeg en kyk wat op die veld gebeur

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-31 10:37

      Ten minste praat hy sense. Nie soos jy en jou uncle nie.

  • denise.coetzeemeyer - 2012-01-31 09:45

    Message to Coach Meyer. I would think that if you keep the Boks in there team and play them against the Curry Cup teams (friendly) that they would get practise that way and the other teams can get use to not having them in there team and depend on them to much. Just my thought.

      anthony.kleynhans - 2012-01-31 10:17

      my thoughts as well play them against the others and we will become the unbeatable nation

  • Jan - 2012-01-31 10:21

    At last a wise coach!

  • Gavin - 2012-01-31 11:24

    So do we...bring it on, it can only get better

  • Malavi - 2012-01-31 12:57

    I wish the guy fails and fails badly.....i am completely against him succeeding because will be told what a good job a white man can do as coach of the racist sport called rugby!

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-31 13:07

      Why comment on the racist sport called rugby, if it upsets you so much? Rather comment on the racist sport called soccer! Nik Nak.

      Malavi - 2012-01-31 13:10

      so as to make sure not every South African support the stupid coach!

      Nico - 2012-01-31 13:10

      piss off Malavi you racist wank*r stick to soccer

      David - 2012-01-31 13:17

      Such a predictable comment Malavi. You must be a very bad Poker player! ;-)

      Brevan - 2012-01-31 13:18

      As you can see, you're failing miserably. I'm not one to be hostile like most of the people that post comments here, but I think that if you don't like an article then don't read it. If you don't like a sport, don't watch or play it. If a white man can do a good job, then let him. Why should it matter, unless you can point out a "more deserving" non-white man?

      Malavi - 2012-01-31 13:18

      your people never supported coach De Villiers, now all South Africans must rally behind this idiot!? he will never succeed watch the space, tough life is a bitch! will never support a coach whom is supported by racists!

      David - 2012-01-31 13:25

      Keep on writting Malavi. Your ignorence and naivete make me smile.

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-31 13:34

      Ek sal like om jou met n sambok te bliksem.

      Malavi - 2012-01-31 13:39

      for the betterment of sports in South Africa, this guy needs to fail poorly so that certain section of the community won't claim victory and keep racism alive!

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-31 13:46

      It seems you don't understand Afrikaans. I would love to donner you with a sjambok. Teen jou kop.

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-31 14:14

      Look at the idiot's profile picks. He's got Juliaaaaas supporter written all over him.

      Nico - 2012-01-31 14:25

      hahaha Bulldozer ek het rerig klip hard gelag vir jou comment! :D hierdie ninja is darm hardkoppig en hy ken nie van die sambok nie

  • Fred - 2012-01-31 13:45

    Now folks, at the bottom of the comment page is a clear example of a Black Gentleman that knows nothing of Rugby, Sayiing Coach Meyer will fail badly....Now Mr. Malavi...clearly have not seen Coach Meyers records...they speak for themselfs....Malavi ? Im sure your a cool dude...but please man...we dont need such negativity...and FYI its not ALWAYS RACISM if a white guy gets the job...He's *@%* good as a coach...have a nice day, ok?

      Malavi - 2012-01-31 13:57

      if Pat Lambie plays the way the Boring Bulls players does...then he needs to go and play tennis because his rugby skills is not needed with the mind set of the coach...the forwards will maul every try!

  • Malavi - 2012-01-31 14:07

    POOR Springboks, they will be mauling every try. be prepared for the next 4 years to watch a mauling rugby at its best!

      Nico - 2012-01-31 14:31

      malavi why dont you have any comments on the all African Bafana Bafana team.....I guess thats all fair in your eyes. Rather you pick on rugby because its the only sport that SA is really good in and you can't stand it because there whites, coloreds and blacks play well together. Jys jealous my bra!

      Malavi - 2012-02-01 10:21

      is not the will of the white man for blacks & coloreds to play rugby are forced through transformation, don't be ridiculous!

      David - 2012-02-01 13:04

      @ Malavi: You're on the wrong forum. You should go to the following link: http://www.sport24.co.za/Soccer That is the link for people like you ;-)

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