Following their successful #LoveRugby squad assembly exercise in Cape Town last Sunday, the Springboks are ready to give back more to their passionate supporters.
The community of Belhar will be the beneficiary of the a once-in-a-lifetime training visit by the full Springbok squad on Monday, 6 June starting at 15h00.
Allister Coetzee and his Bok squad are due to have a full training session on Monday at the Belhar Rugby Club to prepare themselves for their opening Castle Lager Incoming Series Test next Saturday against Ireland at DHL Newlands.
Following the field drill, the players will then stay on for a signing session and to meet their fans.
Coetzee said he was looking forward to the Belhar visit. “The players were thrilled with last week’s #LoveRugby exercise and they are excited about the visit to Belhar. The community will get the opportunity to watch a full Springbok training session, which is something special,” explained Coetzee.
Monday’s field training exercise is open to the public, and all media are invited to attend this unique visit. Media must however confirm their attendance to the event by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 12h00 on Sunday, 5 June.
What: #LoveRugby field training session
Who: The Springbok rugby squad
When: Monday, 6 June 15h00 – 17h00
Where: Belhar Rugby Club, corner of Symphony Way and Accordion Street
Injury concern for Jan Serfontein
Springbok centre Jan Serfontein injured his wrist playing Vodacom Super Rugby two weeks ago, and the initial x-rays showed no fracture. However, while at the Springbok camp, his wrist did not improve as expected and as a result further medical examinations were done.The player was sent for x-rays on Thursday and a further scan on Friday confirmed that he has suffered a scaphoid fracture. He will be managed by a hand specialist in Pretoria and is expected to be out of action for four months.
Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, confirmed no one would be called up to replace Serfontein as he believes they have enough midfield cover.
The Springbok squad completed their first week of training on Friday morning in Stellenbosch and they will reassemble on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town.