Springboks

Respect key for Bok hookers

2013-10-30 09:03
Bismarck du Plessis and Adriaan Strauss (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Adriaan Strauss says his relationship with fellow Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis is one based on mutual respect.

The two former Grey College pupils have developed a fierce rivalry for the Springbok No 2 jersey, with Bok coach Heyneke Meyer often rotating them in Tests this year.

Strauss, in an interview with the My Players website, said this rotation policy is "going quite well" as they know exactly where they stand with the coach

He also conceded that it's important to manage players during a long season.

Strauss (27) said he's known Du Plessis (29) for a long time - from the days when the Sharks hooker was his Old Boy in hostel at Grey College - and that they have mutual respect for each other both on and off the field, which leads to "good healthy competition".

The duo, along with WP hooker Scarra Ntubeni, were included in Meyer's 32-man squad for Tests against Wales, Scotland and France next month.

HAVE YOUR SAY: In your opinion, who should start at hooker for the Springboks in their upcoming tour to the UK and France? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
17 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 09 June 2018
New Zealand v France, Auckland 09:35
Australia v Ireland, Brisbane 12:05
South Africa v England, Johannesburg 17:05
Saturday, 16 June 2018
New Zealand v France, Wellington 09:35
Australia v Ireland, Melbourne 12:05
South Africa v England, Bloemfontein 17:05
Saturday, 23 June 2018
New Zealand v France, Dunedin 09:35
Australia v Ireland, Sydney 12:05
South Africa v England, Cape Town 17:05
Saturday, 18 August 2018
South Africa v Argentina, Durban 00:00
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Argentina v South Africa, TBA 00:00
Saturday, 08 September 2018
Australia v South Africa, Brisbane 00:00
Vote

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.