Youngsters Out of Contention for England Tests
April 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
It seems that Heyneke Meyer has indirectly made his selection intentions clear for the upcoming tests against England.
A strong group of talented youngsters who many have tipped to make the Bok fold sooner rather than later have been included in the Baby Bok Squad for the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 in Cape Town.
The youngsters with Vodacom Super Rugby experience under their belt that are included in the squad are Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen, Stormers prop Steven Kitshoff, Lions lock Paul Willemse, Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock) and Paul Jordaan (centre, both of the Sharks).
Of those names, two in particular (Goosen & Kitshoff) have been considered by many to be potential candidates for the June tests, but these selections seem to have made the Bok Management’s intentions clear.
It could be argued that, given the timings of the Juniors competition, we could still see these players in the Bok fold for the last test against England.
I will trust Heyneke’s judgement here but I cannot hide that I am sorely disappointed to see him delaying his stated age policy as covered in my previous post. Perhaps sentiments and selections will change with a few super-star Super Rugby performances over the coming weeks.
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