Springbok and Western Province legend, Corne Krige has given a massive endorsement to Western Province 8th-man Evan Roos.
Roos has taken the Cape by storm since returning to his homestead earlier this year. The 21-year-old joined the Stormers on a 9-month loan from the Sharks. However, Roos has since penned a 3-year contract with the Blue and White hoops.
His efforts on the field also brought him into the Springbok conversation. He’s been knocking on the Green and Gold door, and Corne Krige believes that he might not be too far away from a national call-up.
“Evan Roos has been playing some incredible rugby, and it will be great to give him a taste of Test Match Rugby”, said the Springbok and Stormers legend.
“There’s not a lot of other guys at an International level that I can see at the moment, so we (the Springboks) really need to make sure we look after our locks and loose-forwards.”
Roos, a product of Paarl Boy’s high, has been a consistent performer since his days playing at schoolboy level. Going on to represent the SA Schools side in 2018. He also represented the country at under-19 level.
Though still a youngster, Krige believes that the time is now to include Roos in the Springbok set-up.
“It will be great to give him a taste of test match rugby. He’s still very young and inexperienced”, said Krige.
“But, the only way you get experience is by touring with the team and playing at that high level. I would love to see him there.”
Krige, who himself earned 39-test caps for the Springboks, leading the side for 18 of those games, shared his views on Evan Roos, Jasper Wiese, the Springboks so-called boring game-plan and the Springboks encounter with Argentina on Saturday, 21 August. You can listen to the full interview, below.