Missed flight leads to missed Bok Showdown spot for Kurt-Lee Arendse

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Bulls winger Kurt-Lee Arendse's missed flight to Cape Town has led to him missing out on a chance to further impress Rassie Erasmus and Co. during the Springbok Showdown this weekend.
Bulls winger Kurt-Lee Arendse's missed flight to Cape Town has led to him missing out on a chance to further impress Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber.

The 24-year-old tore the Sharks apart during the Super Fan Saturday friendly at Loftus that the Bulls won comfortably, 49-28.

Stormers trio of Frans Malherbe, Sergeal Petersen and Seabelo Senatla also miss out on this weekend's action after picking up injuries.

Impressive Bulls winger Kurt-Lee Arendse will miss out on a guilt-edged chance to show his wares right in front of Springbok director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and head coach Jacques Nienaber after missing his flight to Cape Town on Monday.

Arendse was picked by Springbok Green squad commissioner Erasmus, after Stormers winger Seabelo Senatla pulled out of Saturday's contest against Springbok Gold through a hamstring injury.

Sevens speedster Arendse, who along with fellow Blitzbok Stedman Gans, scythed the Sharks at Loftus last Saturday during the "Super Fan Saturday" friendly match that the Bulls won 49-28.

The 24-year-old scored a whimsical solo try that cut the Sharks defence to pieces and he had added his second of the afternoon by the 24th minute, by which time the Bulls were already out of sight.

Erasmus told media during one of this week's pre-Springbok Showdown press conferences that they were unsure as to the exact reasons for Arendse's missed flight but admitted that the winger changed selectors' minds about his inclusion into the 93-player original draft system that was whittled down to 50.

"There was a miscommunication and he couldn't get…
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