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Meyer names players for final planning camp


Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will hold a fourth and final Planning Camp in Durban from Sunday, with 42 players across all five Vodacom Super Rugby franchises invited to attend.

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This will be the final opportunity for Meyer to work with the players before the final Springbok squad to face England in the Castle Incoming Tour 2012 will converge in Durban on Sunday, 3 June.

The camp this weekend will take place on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 May. The players will depart Durban around midday on Monday and will be back with their Vodacom Super Rugby franchises for training in the afternoon.

“We discussed this with the franchise CEOs recently and they’ve been very accommodating, as they were earlier in the season,” said Meyer.

“We’ve planned it in Durban, because the DHL Stormers take on The Sharks at Mr Price Kings Park the day before and will be there already. Players from the Vodacom Bulls, MTN Lions and Toyota Cheetahs will fly in on Sunday morning.

“This is by no means a final Springbok squad and the door will be open for all our eligible players until the announcement of the squad that will take on England.

“This camp will put in place a number of the finer details in terms of what we want to achieve against England. We will hit the ground running on 3 June, when we converge in Durban for the first Test with a final squad.”

Meyer said that they will keep in touch with the Vodacom Super Rugby franchises regarding injured players, but that they weren’t considered for this camp.

Players invited to the final Springbok Planning Camp in Durban on 27 and 28 May:

Forwards (22): Coenie Oosthuizen, Tendai Mtawarira, Dean Greyling, Jannie du Plessis, Pat Cilliers, Werner Kruger, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Flip van der Merwe, Eben Etzebeth, Andries Bekker, Juandré Kruger, Marcell Coetzee, CJ Stander, Heinrich Brüssow, Keegan Daniel, Willem Alberts, Jean Deysel, Pierre Spies, Ryan Kankowski, Josh Strauss.

Backs (20): Francois Hougaard, Jano Vermaak, Piet van Zyl, Morné Steyn, Pat Lambie, Elton Jantjies, Peter Grant, Wynand Olivier, Jean de Villiers, Juan de Jongh, JJ Engelbrecht, Bryan Habana, Bjorn Basson, JP Pietersen, Gio Aplon, Lwazi Mvovo, Akona Ndungane, Zane Kirchner, Jaco Taute, Joe Pietersen.

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  1. Players in this group are 1) currently playing for one of the SA S15 franchises and 2) not injured. It’s just a 1 day camp, so probably no use trying to fly in overseas players.

  2. Glad to see the few Lions in the Group . Hopefully 1 or 2 of them make the final cut . Hoping for Cilliers and Taute

  3. Meyer seems pretty sure about his Hookers and Locks: Only 3 hookers, 4 Locks
    Undecided on his back-up Props with 6 in the mix and very unsure it seems with his backrow with 9!!

    In the backs he is pretty sure of his midfield with only 3 out and out centres!
    The rest he has loads of options.

  4. Een Stormer te veel:
    Useless Bryan Banana.

    En dit lyk of Parkbank weer ‘n
    besering saamdra – hy speel nie
    eers meer in die agterlyn nie.

  5. You can actually select an exiting young team from this squad – maybe the follwoing for the mid week tour games v England?:
    Coenie Oosthuizen,
    Chiliboy Ralepelle,
    Pat Cilliers,
    Eben Etzebeth,
    Juandré Kruger,
    Marcell Coetzee,
    CJ Stander,
    Josh Strauss.
    Piet van Zyl,
    Elton Jantjies,
    Bjorn Basson,
    Juan de Jongh,
    JJ Engelbrecht,
    Lwazi Mvovo,
    Jaco Taute

  6. Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 2:58 pm:

    Nope, I meant on the EOYT.
    The two Baabaa sides will not be selected
    on merit, you can be sure of that.
    Will more than likely include quite a few
    Rising Sunsets.

  7. Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 2:58 pm:
    South Africa Tour 2012
    Saturday, 09 June 2012
    SOUTH AFRICA Vs. ENGLAND 16:00 Durban

    Wednesday, 13 June 2012
    SA Barbarians South Vs. ENGLAND 13:30 Kimberley

    Saturday, 16 June 2012
    SOUTH AFRICA Vs. ENGLAND 16:00 Johannesburg

    Tuesday, 19 June 2012
    SA Barbarians North Vs. ENGLAND 19:10 Potchestroom

    Saturday, 23 June 2012
    SOUTH AFRICA Vs. ENGLAND 16:00 Port Elizabeth

  8. shit but we thin at 9 with Vermaak and Van Zyl coming in.

  9. Ag hierdie is net weer ‘n artikel om mense te laat praat gee nie regtig om oor groepies wat pre-season geroep word om kak te kom praat met die groot manne nie…..hierdie naweek is in elke geval lekker lang naweek in Zambia gaan fish away by die kafue so het afgeskakel van alle rugby sal maandag weer kyk watse kak die ouens aangejaag het maar dink same shit different day

    :fishing: :wave:

  10. Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 3:06 pm:

    Ja but what Boertjie is saying is that midweek games for SA won’t be selected on merit but according to political quotas… much like the stupid B&IL midweek games which were an embarrassment to South Africa.

    These Northern Barbarians and Southern Barbarians will not be… they’ll be more like easy practice for England A against useless affirmatively selected plonkers who will embarrass our nation by proving how shallow the non white rugby playing talent pool is.

    In truth these midweek games should be against players who are just below the Bok squads and who should be crushing any vestiges of the England reserves’ belief in themselves and their country’s rugby depth for 12 years to come…

    Much like olden day tourists would come here and count themselves lucky to have won most of their provincial matches… and we used provincial matches to “soften them up” for the Boks.

  11. I really hope Fran’s Steyn will be in the picture. Between Meisiekind, de Villiers and de Jongh we have three midfielders who has no intention to pass the ball

  12. Reply to DavidS @ 7:23 pm: I am on my tablet, so sometimes my overzealous typing springs up a surprise, so if I don’t check back (which I seldom do) it leaves a little puzzle for you to solve.



    God Help Us

  14. No loosie has shown more capability to fill the boots of Schalk and Juan yet…..

    A few Sharks and some bully boy usual suspects …

    clear indication of the type of rugby we can expect

    much like the management make up …

    perhaps the detractors crying racism are right after all

    He is better off in Europe at a White Anglo Saxon Protestant club

    than in a South African verkrampte whatever you call it

  15. Wallabie’s for one of the first times have better depth in the front-row and loose-forwards than the Boks…

    This albeit large squad doesn’t inspire me with too much confidence yet…

  16. Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 6:40 am:

    taking into consideration all the looses in Europe I doubt that. Ernst Joubert, P3, Diack, Melk, Fannykirk, for example are doing really well in EU.
    On the FR players in Europe: Heinke vd Merwe, Richard Strauss (EU champions), Gurthro, Daan Human, Bees, Britz etc etc.!

  17. Reply to biltongbek @ 6:56 am:

    Boks have only 1 complete open-sider in Brussouw with not another besides arguably Minnie (who hasn’t ever impressed me)… Aus have Pocock, Liam Gill, Michael Hooper and Beau Robinson all in top form…

    Whilst their are numbers at blind-side in Alberts, Eldstadt and Coetzee… no-one has the form Smith had (and Schalk is out)…

    Straight off the bat both Ben Mowen and Scott Higgenbotham have seen Elsom lose his test contract before the season has started…

  18. Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:46 am: Oz, we have never really bothered too much with fetchers, when you have Beast, Bismarck,Coenie Oosthuizen who can all fetch as succesfully as anyone, you don’t need a dedicated fetcher so much.

    Besides in my view Brussow hasn’t really been all that impressive this season.

    Granted we have a lot of injuries at the back row, the fact that the stormers are now loaning players from everywhere just to field a loose trio says they have run out.

    But the reality is the players not usually in the Springbok mix will be good enough.

    By the way, noone is as good as Burger and Juan Smith.

    Just some info you might not be aware of, Coenie Oosthuizen was the player with the most pilfers in the Currie cup last year.

  19. Reply to biltongbek @ 7:57 am:

    The role of the open-sider has changed a bit… they’ve also got to be quick, strong, links and ball players which is why those above (I forgot Hodgson) are so good…

    As for blind-siders… I’m sure Heyneke will be able to get something out of Alberts, Coetzee, Stander, Potgieter (not Dewaldt), Elstadt too name a few…

  20. Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 8:22 am: You must be looking forward to the welsh tour?

    Do you think cooper will still be the 10, or has Beale impressed enough to get a shot. I know he is your best 15, but I reckon he can do damage on Priestland.

  21. Reply to biltongbek @ 8:32 am:

    Looking forward to all the incoming tours this year… extremely nervous for the Eng/Bok series… and the Aussies will have it tough too… Wales are the best I’ve seen them at and England have strung together some good recent performances…

    IMO Beale would only be used at 10 if Cooper and J’OC are not around…

  22. I am starting to feel more confident about our chances, I reckon the english might have a proper scrum, but apart frm that their tendency with slow ruck ball, little cohesion in the backs and their midfield who passes less than us shouldn’t be too much of a threat.

    I watched Wales during the six nations, and yes they did win a grandslam, but if they don’t pick up their game, I can’t see them beat the Wallabies. Priestalnd had an average series, They have some very decent backs, but I am not so sure they beleive they can beat the Ozzies.

  23. Reply to biltongbek @ 8:44 am:

    I cannot remember the last time England had such dangerous backs outside of Barret though… and Boks haven’t really established a powerful 13 since JF left…

    It’s going to come down to how quickly a HM team can gel with no game-time… the Aussies have at least had the same team for quite some time now…

    As for the Welsh belief… perhaps away from home… they have had the wood over them in the NH…

  24. Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 8:22 am:

    But in the likes of Bekker and Etzebeth and Juandre Kruger SA locks are fulfilling that role Bryce…

    I think you’re judging the way we play in South Africa by the way roles have been defined in Australia.

    From log positions we can see which is the more successful…

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