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Pietersen excited to be back in Bok squad

JP Pietersen has missed a lot of game time due to injuries, but he is happy to be back.

JP Pietersen has missed a lot of game time due to injuries but he is happy to be back.

CAPE TOWN - JP Pietersen on Tuesday said it was frustrating sitting on the sidelines with injury this season.

He missed the Rugby Championship due to a broken hand.

Pietersen has recovered and will be hoping to get his chance to play on the Springbok tour of Britain and Ireland.

He said being in the national team is something he missed.

"I'm just happy to be back in the team and I feel like a little boy playing for the Springboks again.

Pietersen said injuries have hampered with his form.

"Every time I feel comfortable, I get an injury."

The Boks will play Ireland on Saturday.