Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Monday Oct 31, 2016

Patrick Lambie takes over as Springbok captain for end of year tour

Patrick Lambie takes over as Springbok captain for end of year tour

Patrick Lambie has been chosen to captain the Boks in the Autumn tests, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee confirmed. The Boks will play the Barbarians first at Wembley Stadium, London, on November 5th. Tickets are available here.

They will also play England, Italy and Wales in the following weeks.

Adriaan Strauss, who led the Springboks in all of their nine Tests so far this year, will be rested for the Barbarians match. Coetzee will name the Springbok match 23 on Thursday afternoon.

After sustaining a serious concussion against Ireland in June, Lambie was out of action for far longer than planned. He came back slowly via the Currie Cup, then made appearances for the Springboks in the last two matches of the Rugby Championship against Australia and New Zealand.

The 26-year-old can play flyhalf and fullback, and adds great value according to Coetzee, “He has excelled as a leader at franchise level and has the respect of his peers. He understands the team culture and has a great understanding of the game and the way we want to play.

“He understands the bigger picture and he will be back to lead the team again against England at Twickenham next weekend.”

Lambie said it is an honour to captain his country: “To play for the Springboks is a big honour and the captaincy comes with a huge amount of responsibility. South Africa has a proud rugby tradition and the whole squad are excited to represent our country against the Barbarians.”

Lambie currently has played 53 tests, scoring 137 points for the Springboks.

SPRINGBOK TOUR FIXTURES:

November 5th – Barbarians vs South Africa, Wembley
November 12th – England vs South Africa, Twickenham
November 19th – Italy vs South Africa, Florence
November 26th – Wales vs South Africa, Cardiff

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 63 WEEKS AGO

    Pieter Steph du Toit named World Rugby Player...

  • 67 WEEKS AGO

    Josh Larsen sees red for no-arms ruck charge...

  • 74 WEEKS AGO

    Throwback Thursday: Relive the Battle of...

ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 DAY AGO

    It's 30 years since France scored that epic 'Try of the Century' from beneath their posts

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try in Pro D2 Friday night clash

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes of Fijian rugby history

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Jonny Wilkinson's iconic performance that ripped Ireland apart in 2002

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Jamie Roberts turns back the clock with trademark midfield power for well taken try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Springbok fans celebrate Liam Williams' game-losing error in 2014

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Huge brawl blows up in dugouts during 1999 Wales Test in Buenos Aires

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Old school highlights show just how brutal rugby really was in the 80s

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Liam Williams suspended despite on field protestations

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Kyle Sinkler banned for going full John McEnroe at referee

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Vakatawa blows crucial try in terrible blooper, similar to Kunitani in 2014

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Old school highlights show just how brutal rugby really was in the 80s

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Highlights and reaction to Saracens shock defeat to Championship regulars Ealing

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Zebo slams Folau over potential return to rugby union

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Steve Thompson's heartbreaking interview which shocked World Rugby in December

View All

Funnies

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Fijian wing who lifted a referee like Lion King now faces a disciplinary hearing

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Referee JP Doyle reacts to hilarious moment red card was dished out after bizarre celebration

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Without doubt one of the funniest red cards in the history of rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Nigel Owens produces comedy gold by forgetting crucial piece of kit during Pro14 clash

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    The VERY BEST examples of when rugby players celebrate too early

View All

Amateur

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 48 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he announced his retirement

View All
Patrick Lambie takes over as Springbok captain for end of year tour | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos