Boks will spread net even wider

2013-06-10 10:14
Bryan Habana (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The Springboks got exactly what they were looking for from their first outing of the season, with the backs enthusing coach Heyneke Meyer with the pace they had to burn, but don’t expect the same combination to take the field in Saturday’s second Castle Incoming Tours Series clash with Scotland in Nelspruit.

And that will be even more the case now that Jano Vermaak has been ruled out of the rest of the series with the serious hamstring injury sustained on the hour mark in Durban. Vermaak has been replaced in the squad by Cheetahs No 9 Piet van Zyl, but Francois Hougaard is likely to be Pienaar’s back-up in Nelspruit.

Scotland shouldn’t pose much of a threat in Nelspruit and whatever new or different players come into the side for that fixture should experience the same confidence boost that the men who did duty against Italy did.

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