Blue Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier wants his place in the Springbok squad back.
Overtaken by Stormers scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies and Northampton Saints’ Cobus Reinach, Papier will do duty for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup, while those guys feature for the Boks in the Rugby Championship.
And the seven-cap international admits that it’s not a nice feeling.
Papier says: “To see the Boks training here at Loftus is motivating me to go out and give it my best.”
His game time has been shared with fellow Bok Ivan van Zyl, meaning he had little time to impress Bok coach Rassie Erasmus during Super Rugby.
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He adds: “Every player wants to play, and I am the kind of guy who thrives on confidence, and I also think that is how you play better rugby.
“When you have confidence, you will go out with confidence.
“If I can get more time during the Currie Cup, I can show what I can do.”