Jan Serfontein wants Springbok recall

2018-11-27 09:30
Jan Serfontein (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Midfielder Jan Serfontein says he still harbours ambitions of playing for the Springboks at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The 25-year-old currently plies his trade at French club Montpellier and told Netwerk24 over the weekend that he has a “great desire to play for the Boks”.

Serfontein’s last Test was against New Zealand in Cape Town last year, but a rare growth on his thigh prevented him from getting a call-up for this year’s home June series against England and the Rugby Championship.

But he’s now settled in at Montpellier, having joined them from the Bulls last year.

“In my final season in South Africa I tried to play a bit more of a distribution and decision-making role. Here at Montpellier we have dangerous outside backs like Frans Steyn, Nemani Nadolo, Timoci Nagusa and Benjamin Fall.

“So I try to give them the ball as much as possible. Obviously I still have to take the ball up every now and then, as is expected from a No 12 nowadays," Serfontein said.

Serfontein played 35 Tests for the Springboks between 2013 and 2017 and ended on the winning side in 24 of those Tests for an impressive 71% win-ratio.

Read more on:    montpellier  |  springboks  |  rwc 2019  |  jan serfontein  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Saturday, 04 July 2020
South Africa v Scotland, Cape Town 17:05
Saturday, 11 July 2020
South Africa v Scotland, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:05
Saturday, 18 July 2020
South Africa v Georgia, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 17:05
Saturday, 08 August 2020
South Africa v Argentina, Emirates Airline Park 14:00
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Bicentenario 21:45
Saturday, 29 August 2020
Australia v South Africa, Optus Stadium 14:00

Debate rages! Who is the greatest ever Springbok hooker ... John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis or someone else perhaps?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.