Rudy Paige And Marnitz Boshoff To Join Springboks In Wales

Rudy Paige and Marnitz Boshoff have been called up to the Springbok squad for the last week of the year-end tour in Cardiff next week.  Paige, from the Vodacom Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions’ Boshoff will join in the squad on Sunday to provide specialist cover at scrumhalf and flyhalf as the Springboks’ overseas-based players are not available for the last match of the season due to the fact that it falls outside the Test window.

“This means that Jano Vermaak, Morne Steyn and Johan Goosen are not available to face Wales, which is why we had to get in specialist cover at scrumhalf and flyhalf.  Marnitz was part of our squad earlier in the season and made his Test debut in June, while Rudy has impressed during the latter part of the Absa Currie Cup and also spent a week at our training camp in Stellenbosch, so he is up to speed with our structures,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.