Springboks

Johnson called into Bok camp

2011-06-08 14:19
Ashley Johnson (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Thirty-seven players have been called to a national planning camp in Durban on Sunday and Monday, the South African Rugby Union announced on Wednesday.

The assembly is the second of three planned get-togethers for leading South African players and Springbok management to make logistical preparations for the coming international season.

The group includes four players who were not called to the first camp in Cape Town in mid-May. They are in-form Cheetahs loose forward Ashley Johnson and Frans Steyn, Ruan Pienaar and Butch James - the latter trio all had commitments with overseas clubs at the time of the first camp.

“The fact that a player may not have been included in this group does not mean they are out of the running for the International season by any means,” said Springbok coach Peter de Villiers.

“The first session was designed to get an expanded group onto the same page and this reduced group with senior players, and one or two newcomers, is designed to go into more detail.”

Player

Province

Tests

John Smit (captain)                    

The Sharks

102

Victor Matfield (vice-captain)

Vodacom Blue Bulls

105

Willem Alberts

The Sharks

3

Gio Aplon

DHL Western Province

13

Andries Bekker

DHL Western Province

24

Bakkies Botha

Vodacom Blue Bulls

72

Heinrich Brüssow

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

13

Schalk Burger

DHL Western Province

63

Juan de Jongh

DHL Western Province

6

Jean de Villiers

DHL Western Province

67

Bismarck du Plessis

The Sharks

36

Jannie du Plessis

The Sharks

24

Fourie du Preez

Vodacom Blue Bulls

55

Jaque Fourie

DHL Western Province

62

Bryan Habana

DHL Western Province

68

Francois Hougaard

Vodacom Blue Bulls

8

Butch James

MTN Golden Lions

40

Ashley Johnson

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

-

Werner Kruger

Vodacom Blue Bulls

-

Pat Lambie

The Sharks

4

Tendai Mtawarira

The Sharks

26

Lwazi Mvovo

The Sharks

2

Odwa Ndungane

The Sharks

7

Wynand Olivier

Vodacom Blue Bulls

32

Coenie Oosthuizen

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

-

Ruan Pienaar

Ulster

47

JP Pietersen

The Sharks

36

Chiliboy Ralepelle

Vodacom Blue Bulls

18

Danie Rossouw

Vodacom Blue Bulls

54

Juan Smith

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

69

Pierre Spies

Vodacom Blue Bulls

40

Gurthrö Steenkamp

Vodacom Blue Bulls

31

Francois Steyn

Racing Metro

42

Morné Steyn

Vodacom Blue Bulls

25

Adriaan Strauss

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

9

Flip van der Merwe

Vodacom Blue Bulls

10

Duane Vermeulen

DHL Western Province

-


 

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