June 18, 2024

Tragedy strikes as Bok captain Eben Etzebeth’s father passes away

Eben Etzebeth’s  father, Harry Etzebeth,  has tragically passed away on Tuesday night on the same day that his son was named captain of the Springbok team to face New Zealand in the second Rugby Championship Test in Auckland on Saturday. slot qris

It’s stated that the decision on whether the fiery lock will continue to play against the All Blacks sbobet88 this weekend, or return home, will be left with him.

Harry (69) suffered from cancer. Etzebeth asked the Bok coaches last year if he could be included in the Bok team to play his 100th test match against Wales in Cape Town because it was difficult for his father to travel. He wanted his father to be present to witness the milestone gates of olympus.

The 31-year-old now must decide if he is going to lead the Boks for a 13th time in the absence of regular captain Siya Kolis who is still recovering from injury.  If Etzebeth sits out the test, his likely replacement in the starting line-up would be RG Snyman, with either Jean Kleyn or Jean-Luc du Preez coming in on the bench.

Midfielder Lukhanyo Am or loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff – who has captained the Sharks and the Stormers respectively – will come into contention to lead the Boks against the All Blacks if Etzebeth withdraws.

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