Flyhalf Pat Lambie is back. And he will answer his Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s call in an instant if he cracks the nod for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with the Wallabies at Loftus (kickoff 5.15pm).
Lambie, Coetzee’s first-choice flyhalf in his first Test in charge of the national team against Ireland earlier this year, suffered a concussion in that encounter that has ruled him out ever since.
Having played off the bench for the Sharks in their Currie Cup match against the EP Kings two weeks ago, Lambie says he is ready to step up if required.
With Elton Jantjies failing to stamp his authority on the No.10 jumper, Coetzee might turn to Lambie to run the show at Loftus this weekend.
Back in the Bok squad, Lambie says: “Thankfully over the last few weeks I’ve been back in the gym and done some good conditioning work before having a hit-out with the Sharks.
“I think I’ve ticked all the necessary boxes, and I feel ready to play for as much as I’m needed.
“I’m thrilled to be back, I’ve really missed being part of the Boks. It was frustrating at times to be on the sidelines, and considering how long it took for me to feel ready again.”
Meanwhile, Coetzee released Damian de Allende, Lwazi Mvovo and Malcolm Marx for Currie Cup duty this weekend.