Strauss could don the Bok jersey...again

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:45
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Former South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss has suggested he would be open to a return to international rugby.

However, only 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.

But there have been reports that new South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus is keen on bringing Strauss back into the fold.

The Bulls hooker, at 32-years-old, has not ruled out the idea of returning to the Springboks set-up.

"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,"