Coetzee sings Strauss’ praises

Date published: August 16 2016

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has praised his captain Adriaan Strauss ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Nelspruit.

Coetzee hailed the Bulls hooker's performances at the line-outs in the Boks' recent 2-1 series victory over Ireland.

"We only lost one line-out in the series," he said.

"You can look up the stats. Adriaan's accuracy has been phenomenal."

With Lions hooker Malcolm Marx also included in South Africa's Rugby Championship squad, after a superb Super Rugby campaign, there have been calls for him to be the Boks first-choice number two in the not too distant future.

But Coetzee is unlikely to discard his captain and wants his team to continue with their fine work in the set-pieces.

"I was pleased with the set piece, especially on our ball (against Ireland)," he added. 

"Except for one scrum, we were good."