Strauss open to Springboks return
Former South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss has suggested he would be open to a return to international rugby if he felt it would benefit the team.
Strauss retired from Springboks duty in 2016 after amassing 66 caps for the side, with a back injury partly responsible for his decision to quit.
However, new South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus is thought to be keen on bringing Strauss back into the fold.
And the Bulls hooker, 32, has not ruled out one day running out again in the Springboks jersey.
“It was a big decision and I took it very seriously when I decided to retire at the end of that year,” he said. “So, to come back would be just as big a decision.
“I want to contribute any way that I can and if it is possible it is definitely something to look at, but to me it must be worth it. I must be able to contribute to SA Rugby and the team.
“Like I said, it wasn’t an easy decision to retire and it wouldn’t be an easy one to return, if I have the opportunity.”
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I'm sure that I'd hate him if I didn't support the Hurricanes and All Blacks but as it is I love that man to death.Go to comments
The hard work and commitment may not have led to an AB jersey. There's a big queue in his position all fighting for the same thing. However it has led to a whole new set of experiences including travel, history, cultures he may never otherwise have been exposed to. And all of that while still being able to ply his trade he loves and get paid for it! How could anyone say anything other than "Go with my blessing! You deserve it."Go to comments