Springboks

Fourie: I feel like a kid again

2013-11-01 22:30
Jaque Fourie (Gallo Images)

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."

 

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