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Springboks boosted by Fourie return

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With the Rugby World Cup fast approaching, South African centre Jaque Fourie has announced that he’s ready to come out of international retirement to feature for the Springboks, according to his new Kobe Steelers coach Allister Coetzee.

Fourie announced his retirement from international rugby last November, stating he wanted to focus on his club form. The decision shocked many, including Boks head coach Heyneke Meyer, but it looks like he is set to return.

With Jean de Villiers still recovering from an injury and Frans Steyn unavailable, Fourie, who has made 72 caps for the national side, would be a welcome addition.

His retirement from the national side was announced after a series of injuries in 2014. But Heyneke is struggling for players in Fourie’s position, so the news is a welcome relief to the Springboks side.

At the same time however, his club coach Coetzee has said that Andries Bekker won’t be released, leaving him out of contention.

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About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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