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.
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