Paul Roos flyhalf Kade Wolhuter will be available for the Junior Boks next year despite having signed a three-year contract with Montpellier, according to his agent.
Wolhuter was recently left out of the SA Schools and SA Schools A squads despite being widely regarded as the best flyhalf on show at the U18 Craven Week.
This is because he has signed for Montpellier and SA Rugby isn’t willing to invest in players heading overseas straight after school.
Wolhuter’s agent, Andries Strauss, told Rapport newspaper that the flyhalf was not turning his back on Springbok rugby.
‘He’s not going to France to get away from the Boks, but rather to develop his game there. According to World Rugby’s regulations, he only qualifies to play for France five years after the day he arrives at Montpellier, if they are interested in him. Should the opportunity arise for him to play for the Boks, he would definitely grab it with both hands.’
Strauss also dismissed reports that Wolhuter hadn’t been selected for SA Schools because he wouldn’t be available for the Junior Boks.
‘According to the regulations, he is eligible for the Junior Boks. Whether they will choose him is another question. He is definitely available for the Junior Boks.’