Rugby Championship

Pienaar set for Bok start

2013-08-12 22:06
Ruan Pienaar (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Ruan Pienaar looks set to start at nine for the Springboks in Saturday’s opening Rugby Championship test match against Argentina, with Fourie du Preez on the bench.

And it was clear he impressed the Bok coach and although he ran with the reserves most of the time, there still is an outside chance of him starting this weekend.

"I was very impressed with Fourie today, I always knew he was a world class player and it has been an honour to coach him since he was 18 or 19 years old.

"I know it is just the first training session, but the little passes, and the way he put players through gaps was impressive.

"His kicking game is world class and you could see that in training as well.

"I always believe a quality player has a lot of time on the ball and he has that.

"You could see the way he spoke to the youngsters – guys like Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi.

"He brings a steady vibe to the team, so its great to have him there.

"We also have two other scrumhalves and we’re now in the fortunate position where we have great scrumhalves and anyone of them can start."

 

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