Schreuder replaces Hougie

DHL Western Province scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has been called up to the Springbok squad in the place of the injured Francois Hougaard.

The uncapped Schreuder is the second scrumhalf replacement in the Springbok squad in three days, following Piet van Zyl’s call-up for Jano Vermaak, who injured his hamstring in the 44-10 victory over Italy in Durban last Saturday.

Hougaard was sent for scans and a specialist opinion in Pretoria on Tuesday to assess a knee injury he picked up during Vodacom Super Rugby, which flared up again during training in Hazyview on Monday. He felt some discomfort and mild swelling in his right knee and was withdrawn from the afternoon training session.

The specialist opinion was that Hougaard be withdrawn from the squad currently preparing for the second Test in the Castle Lager Incoming Series, on Saturday against Scotland at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

“At this stage Francois doesn’t require surgery but will be re-evaluated in two weeks’ time to see if the injury has settled sufficiently for him to resume playing,” said Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said: “Losing two No 9s in such a short space of time is obviously a setback, but I’ve always rated Piet van Zyl and Louis Schreuder as two of the best young scrumhalves in South Africa.

“Piet’s attitude has been fantastic since he joined us on Sunday and he’s worked hard on the training field and off it, making sure he gets to know and understand our plays as quickly as possible. He’s been playing great rugby for the Toyota Cheetahs and I have a lot of confidence in him.

“Although Louis has not officially been part of our set-up yet, he has helped out at two of our training camps in Cape Town before, so coming into the squad will not be all new to him,” said Meyer.

The team to play Scotland at Mbombela Stadium this weekend will be named on Wednesday afternoon.

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  1. Bekke


    June 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Phok, nou skraap onse Meyer darem regtig die bodem.

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    June 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Reply to Bekke @ 5:34 pm:

    Rory Kockett & Wynand Claasen have been awesome in Europe! :bangheadt:

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    June 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 5:52 pm:

    Michael’s too old now… albeit capped… but yes one more injury and their won’t be any other option than to get Kockott back… and hopefully back to the Sharks too now Plum is gone…

    Speaking of Claasens… Antonie had a blinder today for FRance…

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    June 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 6:01 pm:

    You must be elated on the news of Plum!

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    The Brand

    June 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Ek sit in local ‘pub’ 20km van Wildsplaas en seevier awesome aanstelling smile.

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    The Brand

    June 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Hallo JT + Bryce

    Hehehe Bryce must be out celebrating Morne !!!

    JT I’m at 71kg’s – lost 18kg’s from 89

    Now to regain POWER !!!

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    The Brand

    June 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Regarding Schreuder – allow me ‘vieslike’ laugh !!! I will NOT explain !!!

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    June 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Reply to The Brand @ 6:40 pm:

    Hi Brand, long time no see! Good job on the weight, you getting ready for a marathon? That sounds damn skinny

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    The Brand

    June 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    In new year a marathon and hopefully Comrades. Still some 5-7 kg’s FAT on the frame. Can’t believe how much muscle-mass I have lost last 12 years

    How are things going ?

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    June 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Reply to The Brand @ 6:51 pm:

    All good just moerse busy, can’t wait to go on holiday in a few weeks! No internet, no electricity just my wife and I with a canoe and tent in the taiga…

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    June 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 6:58 pm:

    If you push your wife off a canoe in freezing water in a remote place and there is nobody to hear her screams, is she actually screaming?

    (Love your wife, send my regards)

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    The Brand

    June 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Hehehe no internet no electricity – my life last year and half !!!

    Talga ?????? Where is that – canoe + tent ??

  13. avatar


    June 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Reply to The Brand @ 6:19 pm:

    Thanks for the chat today.

    You keep well bud, our paths will cross again. Of that I am certain.

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    June 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Reply to The Brand @ 7:04 pm:

    Taiga wilderness in Finland. We doing a week canoe & camping trip followed by a week in a hut on a lake. Fishing and chilling – going to be interesting especially the nights… Sunset at 23:00, sunrise about 03:00 :?

  15. avatar


    June 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 7:02 pm:

    If any one is in danger it will be me :?

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    Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa

    June 12, 2013 at 5:14 am

    f@cking hell whats wrong with Kockott or my love child SuperSarel. Really Schrueder FFS WTF!!!!!

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    June 12, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I really feel for Heyneke, next he’ll have to start picking matric players. We were allready thinly spread in scrumhalf department. Now with all these injuries, eish.

  18. DavidS


    June 12, 2013 at 7:40 am



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    June 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Reply to DavidS @ 7:40 am:

    we all have seen Heyneke saying how important attitude is to him. Last time I checked, that was a bit of an issue with him. Dont know if that has changed though. Also Kocket has proven himself more than once as good enough, maybe Heyneke wants to see what he has in South Africa.

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    June 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Shocking how bare the #9 position is in SA.
    This guy can’t hold Super Pretorious’ jock – and Super by no means deserves to be there with performance this season.
    He really got poisoned by the time he spent under that ghoul of a coach….Michael Foley.

  21. DavidS


    June 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Reply to Aldo @ 8:06 am:

    Attitude be f***ked

    French Top 14 stats for season 2012/13

    Second highest point scorer = R Kockott
    Fifth highest try scorer = R Kockott

    Then a couple of other little things

    In the Top 14 semi and final his side Castres beat consecutively Clermont (EUFA finalsist losers) and then Toulon (UEFA finalist winners) with Kockott scoring the first and key tries in each match as well as 100% kicking records of penalties and conversions. In the Toulon match he managed to get under Frederic Michalak’s skin (opposing 9) to such an extent the opposing coach pulled Michalak off.

    So WTF more do you want

    1. A 9 who kicks as accurately as anyone on earth
    2. A 9 with MAJOR BMT
    3. A 9 who can score tries
    4. A 9 who gets under opponent’s skins
    5. A 9 with a straight bullet pass
    6. A 9 with a pinpoint high tactical boot left or right

    I honestly cannot think what else HM wants in a 9… I mean Kocott also has that fourth loose forward size thing…

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Reply to The Brand @ 6:40 pm:

    Jeez that’s impressive mate… you running marathons?

    I’ll send you for power…


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