PRETORIA – Lood de Jager played ‘water boy’ in South Africa’s title-winning victory over Argentina in Salta but is expected to earn a starring role in this weekend’s clash against the same side in Pretoria.
The 28-year-old is likely to make his return after he featured in the Boks’ 35-17 over Australia in Johannesburg last month.
De Jager was not just a glorified water boy this weekend but relayed messages from the coaching box to his teammates. This exercise has kept De Jager in tune with the game-plan which will hold him in good stead when he runs onto the field.
“It was a good experience, last year in the Currie Cup I had a bit of experience with it but this was at a whole other level doing it for the Springboks,” De Jager said.
“There is a lot of information coming into your ear, and you need to get it onto the field as short and sweet as possible. It is not always the sweetest messages.”