EP Kings prop, Lizo Gqoboka has, for the second time this year been invited to the Springboks training camp. “Lizo has shown a lot of promise this year and although he spent a day with us in camp in Cape Town last month, he was injured and couldn’t train, so we’d like to get another opportunity to work with him.” said Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer.
In addition to Lizo, three other players, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager and Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje have been invited to the Springboks’ training camp in Stellenbosch next week.
The three Toyota Free State Cheetahs forwards and the EP Kings prop are not nationally contracted but as their teams did not qualify for the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division playoffs, their unions had been requested to release them for the training camp.
“Trevor, Lood and ‘Oupa’ formed part of the Springbok squad for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship and it would be good to have them involved in our camp,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.
“We’d like to thank the provinces for their willingness to release these players. We willl re-assess the situation after the Absa Currie Cup semi-finals before we decide to possibly invite more players to the camp after two more teams have been eliminated from the competition.”
The 20 nationally contracted Springboks, as well as any additional players who are invited after their teams had been eliminated from the Absa Currie Cup, will get together for a week-long camp in Stellenbosch on Monday.