‘Senatla deserves Bok debut’

2014-11-26 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse says Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff would have been the ideal opportunity for Seabelo Senatla to make his Bok debut.

The Western Province wing was part of the Springbok touring party for the first three Tests of their European tour, but was on Sunday released to join the Springbok Sevens side as they prepare for the next two tournaments in the Sevens World Series.

Due to the fact that Saturday’s Test falls outside of World Rugby’s Test window, the Springboks aren’t allowed to call on their overseas-based players.

Paulse, speaking to Die Son, said he found it strange that Senatla was released from the squad, especially with Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen unavailable.

“Many people were excited to see Seabelo in action for the Boks. I think he proved his worth in the Currie Cup and this was the perfect opportunity to test him at international level,” said Paulse.

“However, Heyneke [Meyer] has his own thinking processes and I’m sure by taking Seabelo on tour gave him a chance to grow accustomed to the Boks’ structures.”

— Sport24.

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