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Piet van ZylFollowing the injury to Jano Vermaak, the Toyota Cheetahs scrumhalf Piet van Zyl has been called up to the Springbok squad in Mpumalanga.

Jano Vermaak made his Springbok debut on Saturday against Italy, where the Springboks won by 44 / 10 but left the field clearly in discomfort in the 60th minute, with a serious hamstring injury.

“Sadly Jano will not be able to play in the rest of the series and the decision was taken to replace him with Piet van Zyl,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

Piet van Zyl will now join the Springboks in Hazyview, where the Springboks are based and where they will prepare for the 2nd Test of the Castle Lager Incoming series, which takes place on Saturday against Scotland at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

It will be Piet van Zyl’s first official involvement with the Springbok squad but he also toured with the squad as 1 of 6 young prospects in June 2012. 4 Of these young prospects have now made it all the way to the National squad and the others who have made it are Siya Kolisi, Arno Botha and injured Frans Malherbe.

It appears that apart from Jano Vermaak are no other serious injury concerns for the Springboks following Saturday’s game, bar of course the usual bumps and bruises.

Piet van Zyl’s inclusion now brings the current number of Cheetahs players in the squad to 7.

10 Responses to Springboks: Piet van Zyl called up in Jano’s place

  • 1

    weet nie of die bulls spelers met al die cheetah flair in daai groep sal kan deel nie.jj het hom hoeka gister lam geskrik omdat hy so baie balle in spasie grkry het Happy-Grin weet nie of die bulls spelers met al die cheetah flair in daai groep sal kan deel nie.jj het hom hoeka gister lam geskrik omdat hy so baie balle in spasie grkry het

  • 2

    1 @ smallies:
    As kakpraat ‘n kolletjie was, het ons jou Spottie genoem!

  • 3

    Feel sorry for Vermaak. However, Van Zyl has been probably our best scrumhalf this season and deserved to be there in the first place.

    Once we in a commanding lead against Scotland for goodness sake bring on the bench players for 20min or so, as we need to know what we have in those players. As we never know which players will be next to pick up a injury. Need to have them all match fit and and ready to play to the Bok game plan. Now is the time against these low key teams to play the whole of the 23 and get them all ready for the RC. I do understand in a big game against OZ and NZ you don’t just bring on players for the sake of it. Here though we have a brilliant chance to give them all a go and be ready for RC.

  • 4

    Loosehead approves of this.

  • 5

    I really dig the the new HM, rewarding current form!
    Grats Pieta

  • 6

    @ Gena_ZA:
    This is only because there are no more Bulls 9’s left.

  • 7

    Hier is wat ek sou doen aan die span. Met Jano Wat beseer is. 1. Nyakane, 2. Straus(Captain), 3. Du Plessis, 4. Etsebeth, 5. Kruger, 6. Louw, 7. Botha, 8. Spies, 9. Piet Van Zyl, 10. Morne Steyn, 11. Habana, 12. Serfontein, 13. Engelbrecht, 14. Willie Le Roux, 15. Joe Petersen. Reserves: 16. Beast, 17. Chilliboy, 18. Koenie, 19. Flip v/d Merwe, 20. Coetzee, 21. Hougaardt, 22. Lambie, 23. De Villiers

  • 8

    7 @ Timothy Bornman:
    Tim,

    Soos ek en jy by ons huis bespreek het… Skotland het ‘n verswakte span SA toe gestuur en vir die 1ste keer ooit teen Samoa verloor die afgelope naweek.

    Is dit nie die ideale geleentheid om spelers wat al te veel gespeel het hierdie seisoen te rus nie?

    Wat van ‘n klompie veranderings om te sien waar ons staan…

    My span sou wees (en ek sê nie dis hoe hulle vooraan moet speel nie):

    1. Trevor Nyakane / Coenie op bench NET as Loskop, hy is GEEN vaskop nie)
    2. Adriaan Strauss (Kaptein) / Chiliboy bench
    3. Lourens Adriaanse / Jannie du Plessis op bench net om op te kom as Lourens swaarkry – Jannie is moeg gespeel jong
    4. Flip van der Merwe
    5. Eben Etzebeth (Ja op Nr 5) / Franco van der Merwe op die bench
    6. Francois Louw
    7. Lappies Labuschagne / Kolisi op bench
    8. Arno Botha (kom ons kyk hoe vaar hy op 8)
    9. Francois Hougaard / Piet van Zyl op bench met 25 minute aan die einde
    10. Pat Lambie (om vorm te herwin na ‘n swak Sharks jaar) / Morné Steyn net as sekuriteit op die bench
    11. Bjorn Basson
    12. Jan Serfontein / Robert Ebersohn op die bench
    13. JJ Engelbrecht
    14. Bryan Habana
    15. Willie le Roux

    Mengsel van klompie nuwes, met ondervinding so tussendeur ingewerk…

    Ons behoort Skotland te bliksem met die lot. As jy vertroue het om spelers in jou Bokgroep te sit, moet jy die vertroue hê om hulle te speel ook!

  • 9

    8 @ grootblousmile:
    No Spies????????????????? I approve.

  • 10

    @GBS – Stem saam. Maar by dit als ook gesê. Die bokke het net die 3 wedstryde voor die 4 nations/quad nations/ rugby championship of wat de m@er dit ook al genoem word begin. Ek dink eerder dat ons moet fokus om die ouens gewoond aan mekaar te kry. Ek stem saam dat jonger ouens ‘n kans gegee moet word, maar mens kan ook nie elke naweek 6 of 7 verandering op ‘n span hê nie. Maar by dit gesê as mens kyk na ons beserings lys dink ek daai is ‘n baie talentvolle groep bokke. En ek was pap nat op my stoel oor die naweek toe hulle bietjie vir ‘n verandering oordentelikke hardloop rugby gespeel het.

    Om ouens soos Habana en Engelbrecht op volle faart met ‘n bal te sien was briljant. Ek het elke keer hoender vleis gekry as Willie in die lyn en kom. Hy is soos die MOSES van SA rugby. As hy daar is maak die verdediging net oop.


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