Francois Hougaard available for Bok selection

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Francois Hougaardt

The hand injury that kept Bulls flyer Francois Hougaard on the sideline for the Tests against Wales, France and Italy looks like a thing of the past.

He is fit and training with the Blue Bulls in preparation for their Currie Cup campaign. This means that he is also available for Springbok selection.

22-year old Hougaard was one of the Bulls’ star performers during the Super 14 tournament, scoring tries from everywhere.

He played on the wing the whole Super 14, but with Fourie du Preez out of action he will move back to his preferred position of scrumhalf. If he gets picked for the Boks, it would be interesting to see where Springbok coach Peter de Villiers plays him.

De Villiers will be naming his squad for the upcoming Tri-Nations within the next 10 days, and based on Super 14 form, Hougaard should see his name included on the list of 26 players.

Hougaard is another product of Paul Roos Gymnasium. He also represented SA u/19 in 2007 and SA u/20 in 2008. He made his first Super14 appearance for the Bulls in 2008.

[james@rugby15.co.za]

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