Springboks

Lambie or Strauss for Bok skipper?

2016-05-26 09:00
Pat Lambie (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Pat Lambie and Adriaan Strauss are believed to be the two strongest candidates for the Springbok captaincy role ahead of the upcoming three-Test series against Ireland in June.

According to a report on Netwerk24, coach Allister Coetzee is set to choose between the Sharks flyhalf and Bulls hooker when he names his new captain.

The report indicates that a decision was seemingly made to not consider an overseas-based player as captain.

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett said earlier this week that he would make Toulon-based Duane Vermeulen his Springbok captain.

“I’ve gone for Vermeulen because I think he’s going to be around for the next World Cup,” Mallett said on SuperSport’s TMO rugby programme.

Vermeulen appeared to the favourite for the captaincy role after Coetzee last month indicated that he would consider an overseas-based player as captain.

Rugby bosses are however against the idea.

This means Francois Louw, who plays for Bath in England, is also out of the captaincy race and it paves the way for either Lambie or Strauss to fulfil the role.

 

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