Springboks

Jaque Fourie says no to Boks

Jaque Fourie (Gallo)
Jaque Fourie (Gallo)
Cape Town - Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has made himself unavailable to play for the Springboks for at least the next two seasons.

Die Burger reports that Fourie made this revelation through his agents’ online magazine, unionsportsmag.co.za.

The 29-year-old has a two-year contract with the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in Japan and said while he plays there he won’t be available for the Springboks.

“I am extremely proud of my career as a Springbok and have unbelievable memories.

“However, after last year’s Rugby World Cup I decided to write a new chapter in my rugby career. I want to play with the same commitment for the Steelers as I played with for the Springboks.

“Therefore I won’t be making myself available for the Boks while I’m at the Steelers.”

The 69-Test veteran with 32 international tries says there are enough good centres in South Africa to fill his boots.

“South Africa has unbelievably talented centres and their time has now arrived,” said Fourie.

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