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New South Africa Rugby

March 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Former WP lock signed a two year contract with Leinster and Timo Swiel withdraws from the u/20 Bok squad. Both players are keeping their options open.

After this two year contract Quin Roux will be eligible to play for Ireland while Swiel has a British passport and playing for the u/20 Boks will mean he cannot play for another country as SARU earlier this year designated the u/20 Boks as South Africa’s next senior rugby team.

http://www.beeld.com/Sport/Rugby/Rooi-gesigte-in-Kaap-oor-Roux-en-Leinster-20130301

This follows after more South African players were selected for other countries the past year or so:

Richardt Strauss – Ireland
Hendre Fourie, Mouritz Botha, Brad Barritt – England
Andries Pretorius – Wales
Antonie Claassen – France

and other have left to play overseas with the express purpose of qualifying for other countries:

Josh Strauss – Scotland
Jacobie Adriaanse – Wales
CJ Stander – Ireland
Etienne Oosthuizen – Australia

4 responses to New South Africa Rugby

  1. And Izak van der Westhuizen (Cheetah lock) and George Earl (lock) also left for Scotland. Not sure about their eligibility though.

  2. Timo is very clever then. You cna’t blame him. That will be a big loss for SA!

    • When SARU announced that the u/20 Boks will be the designated 2nd team last year I wondered if and when youngsters will do this. I don’t think it right to “trap” junior players this way.

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