Tuesday 25 October 2016

Burger will lead out SA


SCHALK BURGER will become South Africa's third captain in as many tests when he leads the team in the Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The experienced loose-forward has been named interim skipper after injuries to Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield mean they will not face the world champion All Blacks.

It is a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the 2007 World Cup winner, who was so ill from bacterial meningitis after having a cyst close to his spinal cord removed two years ago that his family were advised to say their goodbyes.

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