Johannesburg - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské believes that hooker Adriaan Strauss will make a “fine Springbok captain” and has predicted the blond Bok will be at the helm of the national team before too long.
According to the supersport.com website, Drotské was speaking of his pride at the number of Cheetah Springboks this year, and said that the union had succeeded in transforming a stigma that Bloemfontein wasn’t the place to be if you had national aspirations.
"Especially after Super Rugby a lot of younger players realised they can play for the Cheetahs and still become Springboks.
"There was this feeling among rugby players that it is much more difficult for rugby players to become a Springbok if you’re playing in Bloemfontein or Kimberley," he said.
"I think this year at one stage we had eight players in the group when Robert Ebersohn was there.
"I think Adriaan Strauss was brilliant on Saturday, he is a very good leader and is in my opinion one of the guys who will one day lead the Springboks.
The Cheetahs face the Sharks in their next Currie Cup game this weekend.