Explosive Stormtrooper No. 8 Evan Roos is in contention to make his springbok debut in the second Test against Wales at the Free State Stadium on Saturday, after attending a springbok press conference in Bloemfontein on Monday afternoon.
Roos, along with assistant coach Deon Davids, spoke to the media and talked about win last week and the upcoming challenge in the second test.
Davids also confirmed that star striker Peter-Stef du Toit is in good shape and available for selection this weekend.
This could see a change in the free trio chosen when the team is named on Tuesday, with Du Toit possibly going straight into the starting XI in place of Franco Mostert and Roos possibly replacing. Elrig Low on the bench.
It will be a huge deal for the 22-year-old Roos if he gets into Match 23 and makes his debut against the Welshman.
“I’m honored to be a part of this group, to watch them grow up and achieve, so it’s just great to be a part of it and work with the coaches and class of players that we have,” he said. Rose.
“Then it just became known to us. Obviously it’s a higher level than the rugby franchise, it’s a lot more detailed and gives you a new perspective on rugby, but I really like it.
“Everyone has their own role in the team. So if you’re not in match 23 then you help them prepare for the match this weekend and try to give them good pictures so they’re ready for the weekend.”
Asked about his rivalry with Bulls No. 8 Lowe, who made his debut off the bench at his home stadium Loftus over the weekend and nearly scored a goal, Rus said the two are good friends.
“Elrig and I are going back to 2019 when we were on the Junior Bok team together. The media always inflates this rivalry, but we get along very well and are good comrades,” Roos explained.
“He’s an amazing player and I’m learning a lot from him too, so we’re just sharing tips and ideas with each other to help us get better.”
It was unfortunate for Junjis, who was thrown into the deep end against the Welsh after barely playing rugby this year, and if he does make Match 23 this week, he will likely have to play off the bench.