Don’t Orie, be happy: lock edges closer to Bok ambition with old pal
Marvin Orie is hoping for more chances in the green and gold, hopefully alongside Tygerberg school friend Eben Etzebeth
Lock Marvin Orie hopes to fulfil his long-held ambition of lining up alongside school friend Eben Etzebeth for the Springboks, but concedes he may have to be patient in a squad that is packed with quality second-rowers.
Orie was a substitute in Saturday’s 32-12 Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay, replacing Etzebeth for the final 12 minutes to earn a fifth Test cap.
With Lood de Jager and Franco Mostert also in the squad, competition to start is fierce, but the Boks’ punishing schedule to the end of the year, that includes another eight Tests means injuries and player rotation will likely see the broader group get their chance...