Rassie boosts Boks with ex­pe­ri­ence

Cape Argus - - FRONT PAGE - Re­porter Staff

THE Spring­boks have rolled out their big guns as they try to get their Euro­pean tour back on track.

The Boks went down 12-11 to Eng­land last week, but Bok coach Rassie Eras­mus re­called sev­eral es­tab­lished cam­paign­ers for the game against France in Paris to­mor­row night.

Star scrumhalf Faf de Klerk is back to di­rect op­er­a­tions in the No 9 jersey, while ex­pe­ri­enced full­back Wil­lie le Roux also re­turns.

Cape fans will be happy to know that lit­tle dy­namo Ch­es­lin Kolbe is on the bench.

“It’s good to have the ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers back in the start­ing team for France,” said Eras­mus.

“‘I thought Damian (Willemse) and Ivan (Van Zyl) did very well last week, but you need as much ex­pe­ri­ence as pos­si­ble play­ing away from home.

“We are build­ing squad depth for the World Cup and they will be back in the mix as the tour pro­gresses.”

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