Johannesburg - After almost a two year’s absence from the Springbok team, veteran centre Jaque Fourie said he felt like a kid again, when he joined his teammates who assembled this week in Johannesburg.
His selection -- as part of the 32-man squad for the end-year tour of Wales, Scotland and France -- would also mark his first involvement with the team under Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.
"There is a lot of good, young talent and the game plan we play is exciting.
"Playing in Japan will prolong my career by two or three seasons.
"So hopefully there are a couple of good years ahead of me that I can milk out of it.
"Jean has been playing the best rugby of his career.
"It is great to have him here.
"Yesterday when we were kitting up, I saw him for the first time and he said: 'I feel like a little boy again playing for the Springboks', and he didn’t think it will happen again.
"It was the same thing for Bakkies Botha and that means a lot to me."