Opportunity for Bok hopefuls to display 'warrior spirit'

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Duane Vermeulen says this Saturday's Springbok 'trials' will present an opportunity for players to impress the national coaches in more ways than one.
Duane Vermeulen says this Saturday's Springbok 'trials' will present an opportunity for players to impress the national coaches in more ways than one, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

A host of up-and-coming players, along with some senior Springboks, will be in action when two 25-man squads head into action at Newlands this Saturday.

In a sense, it will serve as a form of national trials, with the Bok coaches having admitted there will be an opportunity for players to put themselves on the Test radar as they continue to plan for the possibility of competing in the revised Rugby Championship later this year.

Although it does seem increasingly unlikely that all hurdles will be overcome for the Boks to be able to defend their Rugby Championship title, there would be a need for an enlarged squad to be selected if South Africa were given the green light to travel to Australia.

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Speaking to the media via an online conference on Tuesday, Vermeulen said there were a number of important objectives that players could focus on going into this Saturday's one-off game.

'The most important thing for us is just working on our match fitness going into a Currie Cup season, and there are a lot of youngsters who have been selected and now have an opportunity to display their skills on a bigger…
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