Cape Town - Cobus Reinach believes he’s ready to play for the Springboks again and is confident that the team can win next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Recent reports have indicated the 28-year-old scrumhalf, who plays for English club Northampton Saints, will be included in the Springbok squad for their year-end tour to Europe.
“I don’t know who’s available or not and who will be chosen, but that doesn’t really matter. Rassie Erasmus (Bok coach) has to select who he believes to be the best. If that is me and I’m afforded an opportunity, I will put my hand up and be ready for it,” Reinach told Sport24 in an exclusive interview.
When asked what he can add to the Bok cause, Reinach responded: “I will bring my best and if that is good enough and everyone brings their best, I believe we can win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
“It was definitely disappointing missing out on 2015 World Cup selection. (Reinach came off the bench in four Rugby Championship matches in 2015, but missed the World Cup cut). That is never a highlight to look back on, but there is always a next time. If, and when, I get selected for national duty, my standard of play will be up to the quality expected at Test level...”
Reinach featured in the last of 10 Tests for South Africa against Argentina in 2015.
The Springbok squad for their year-end tour will be named on Saturday night.
READ Cobus Reinach’s full Q&A interview with Sport24