Carr, Senatla & Gqoboka to work with Boks

Coach Heyneke Meyer says the trio are promising players which he has identified.

FILE: Coach Heyneke Meyer says the trio are promising players which he has identified. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Springboks coach has invited the trio of Nizaam Carr, Seabelo Senatla and Lizo Gqoboka to join the squad for on and off-field sessions in Cape Town over the next three days.

The Springboks start their preparations for the final two matches in the Rugby Championship in Cape Town this morning.

Coach Heyneke Meyer says these are young promising players he has identified.

"They are three promising young players we've identified and we'd like to expose them to the Springbok ethos while also having a look at what they can do in training.

"Gqoboka has never played Super Rugby and Senatla has limited exposure to rugby at that level after making a massive impact for the Springbok Sevens team."

Although these players are not formally part of the Springbok squad, he says they need get experience as to what it takes at the top level.

The 21-year-old Springbok Sevens star Senatla will spend the next three days in the camp, but will not take part in any field sessions.

Carr, 23, whose versatility as a loose forward has seen him become a fixture for the Stormers and Western Province this season, will train with the Springboks this afternoon.

EP Kings loosehead prop Gqoboka (24), will join the Springbok squad for the day on Wednesday.

"We know the provinces are in the middle of a rigorous Currie Cup campaign and we appreciate their assistance in granting Carr, Senatla and Gqoboka the opportunity to work with us. We are planning to do the same in Johannesburg next week."