Rugby Championship

Fourie gives Boks steady vibes

2013-08-12 23:04
Fourie du Preez (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer welcomed the calming effect Fourie du Preez brought to the team ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

"He hasn’t lost anything.

Meanwhile, team doctor Craig Roberts had no serious injuries to report on Monday.

The only concern was Tendai Mtawarira, who trained on his own but his hamstring strain isn’t a big concern to the team at the moment.

"I wish I could start every week with a report like this.

"The only carryover is Beast (Tendai Mtawarira) who has a mild hamstring strain.

"He tweaked it at training and to be honest, he is the only guy we have been managing.

"We nursed him through training last week and he went through his paces today and did everything we asked of him, so we’re happy with him," Roberts added.

"In the beginning of the year they gave a lot of their players off and had deals with the clubs where they can have their full team.

"They’ve been in training for three to four weeks, so they will be fresh and ready to go."


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