PLAYER ROUND-UP. Willie le Roux prefers to play for the Springboks for the time being and won’t be contemplating offers from France and Japan.
The new wonder boy of SA rugby said his selection for the Boks played an important part in his decision, although he’s not sure where he will be playing his Super Rugby in 2014.
Meanwhile Duane Vermeulen will not be able to replace the injured Stok before the third test in the Rurgby Championship.
The Stormers will be looking at extending the contracts of Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute. Offers to them may be made on 1 July. Their contracts with the Golden Lions stretches to 31 October.
The injury to Jean de Villiers may keep him out of the rest of the Super Rugby championship and the captaincy against the Cheetahs this coming weekend will probably go to Deon Fourie.
It seems that Joe Pietersen, Gerhard van den Heever and Don Armand may be on their way to play abroad.
Luke Watson is struggling with an old foot injury and will probably miss the Kings game against the Bulls.
News from the Bulls is that Arno Botha, Francois Hougaard, Jano Vermaak and Lionel Mapoe will also be out for some time. Chiliboy Ralepelle or Dewald Potgieter will lead the Bulls.
Former Sharks flank Brad MacLeod-Henderson is the favourite to fill the head coach position of the Durban-based team whilst Plumtree and CEO John Smit will be talking about the settlement of his contract.