Nyakane's versatility throws him into Bok mix

2017-08-14 12:51
Trevor Nyakane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok scrum coach Matt Proudfoot has lauded the versatility of Bulls prop Trevor Nyakane prior to Saturday's Test against Argentina.

Nyakane’s ball carrying and ability to cover both sides of the scrum could be a weapon for the Springboks when the sides meet in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Proudfoot praised Nyakane’s form and work ethic .

"Head coach Allister Coetzee set some very high goals for the players to accomplish and Trevor has accomplished them," he said.

"That says a lot about his motivation. When a player is motivated it gives him confidence and an edge. I feel Trevor has that edge.

"I am really happy for him that he is back. Trevor adds a lot to our team and he is an unbelievable team guy.

"If you rock up in Salta [in Argentina] and on Friday morning one of your props is sick, then that guy has to come in and do that job.

"We went through a good scrummaging session in which Trevor worked on the tighthead side and I was really happy with it.

"We will do two more sessions this week serving both sides.  I have spoken to him about covering both sides and there will be some work done with him on the left hand side as well."

Proudfoot added that s the coaches were happy with the efforts and results seen in training so far.

"The players have been fantastic during training and the coaches are really proud of the way they have prepared, and their excellent effort so far," he said.

"It is fantastic to see how well the players get along, taking into account that they’ve just come out of a tough Super Rugby season. We are well aware of the Pumas’ strong points and have done a lot of preparation."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Following the conclusion of the various end of year tours to Europe, who is your favourite for the 2019 Rugby World Cup title?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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


The 2018/19 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.