Springboks

Bakkies, Jaque back for Boks?

2013-10-27 22:30
Bakkies Botha (AFP)
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is reportedly set to include lock Bakkies Botha and centre Jaque Fourie in his squad for the end-of-year tour to Europe.

According to a report on the SA Rugbymag website, the duo are expected to be named when Meyer announces his squad at 16:30 on Monday.

Botha currently plies his trade with French Top 14 club, Toulon, and hasn't played for the Boks since the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Fourie, who plays for the Kobelco Steelers in Japan, recently announced that he is again available for selection after including a clause in his new contract that allows him to play international rugby.

When Fourie first signed for the Steelers in April 2012 he made himself unavailable for the Springboks.

The Boks will welcome the experience these two veterans will offer, as both have been in top for their respective clubs.

Meyer will reportedly also include WP trio Scarra Ntubeni (hooker), Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf) and Gio Aplon (wing/fullback) as additions to his squad.

The Springboks face Wales (November 9, Cardiff), Scotland (November 17, Edinburgh) and France (November 23, Paris) on consecutive weekends next month.

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