French clubs won’t release Springboks

Date published: November 17 2014

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South Africa’s request to play their France-based Springboks in their final November Test against Wales has been turned down.

South Africa’s request to play their France-based Springboks in their final November Test against Wales has been turned down.

According to reports in France, Heyneke Meyer asked for the five members of his squad currently plying their trade in the Top 14, to be made available for the game on November 29, which falls outside the international window.

However the Midi Olympique is reporting that the Top 14 clubs have refused the offer, with the latest round of the domestic championship scheduled for that weekend.

As a result, Bakkies Botha and Bryan Habana of Toulon, Jano Vermaak and Gurth

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