Bok coach scratching his head ahead of opening Test against Lions

Sport

Bok coach scratching his head ahead of opening Test against Lions

SA A team’s loss to the Bulls on Saturday, compounded by Covid absentees, has left Bok selectors with a lot to ponder

Sports reporter

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber’s selection options were significantly trimmed as his SA A team suffered a mildly embarrassing 17-14 defeat to the Bulls on Saturday.

To be fair‚ the all-conquering Bulls are a tight-knit group under Jake White and it showed in the second half as they overturned a 14-0 deficit into victory.

It has left Nienaber scratching his head ahead of Saturday’s opening Test against the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town. “I wanted the guys to stake a claim for selection for next week’s Test and unfortunately not everyone did that‚ but I am not going to discuss individuals‚” said Nienaber...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.