Reinach aims for big 2015
Durban - Springbok and Sharks scrumhalf Cobus
Reinach hopes to build on his dream 2014 season ahead of the Rugby World Cup
later this year.
Reinach was one of the standout performers
on the South African scene last season, playing an influential role for the
Sharks as they made the Super Rugby playoffs.
He did enough to impress the national
selectors and received his first Springbok call-up, making his Test debut off
the bench against the Wallabies at Cape Town. It was an emotional occasion for
the 25-year-old as Newlands happened to be the same ground where his late
father, Jaco Reinach, made his Test debut against the New Zealand Cavaliers in
Reinach went on to secure the No 9 jersey
during the year-end tour to Europe in November, and played six Tests for South
Africa, scoring two tries. He hopes to take this momentum into 2015 for the
Sharks and Springboks.
“From a Sharks perspective, we haven’t
started the Super Rugby season in the way we wanted to,” Reinach told
MyPlayers.co.za. “However, as a team, we’re still confident on achieving
“Going forward, I hope to make a valuable
contribution. I’m surrounded by talented players, who have all contributed to
my development during my time in the senior squad over the past few years.
“I also learned so much during my time with
the Springboks. It was a dream come true to play for my country, and hopefully,
I can still make a contribution to the team this season.”
Reinach added that he wants to prove his
worth ahead of the World Cup in England in September.
“My main focus is with the Sharks right now
as we aim to rebuild our Super Rugby campaign, but I do want to deliver
consistent performances and show good form when given the opportunity. I would
love to continue playing a role for the Springboks going into the World Cup,
which will be a great occasion.” For more exclusive player content, check out MyPlayers.co.za