Former |Wales and Cardiff player Andries Pretorius
had a promising career ended by illness
WORCESTER'S newest recruit Andries Pretorius
has promised to honour his commitment to Warriors - even if it costs him a place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The former Wales forward had special praise for prop Hobbs who has taken up the captaincy in the absence of Matthew Rees, Jenkins, Warburton, Andries Pretorius
and Gavin Evans.
Wales No.8 Andries Pretorius
said: "Rhys thought he had got it down, we all did.
SOUTH Africa-born forward Andries Pretorius
has been named in the Wales squad for this season's Six Nations Championship.
Walker will be joined by four other Test rookies - locks James King and Andrew Coombs, plus Cardiff Blues back-row pair Josh Navidi and Andries Pretorius
- when a 35-man squad reports for Six Nations duty next week.
But seconds later Andries Pretorius
blasted his way over.
Cardiff, for example, name ten not-required internationals in their starting line-up - as well as Michael Paterson, Richard Mustoe and Andries Pretorius
who are not far short of the top level - and have skipper Paul Tito, Ma'ama Molitika and Dafydd Hewitt on the replacements' bench for their trip to Edinburgh.
Referee Tim Hayes then evened the numbers up with a yellow card for retaliation by flanker Andries Pretorius
, but Priestland was off target with the resultant penalty.
The name Pretoria, which was established by Voortrekker settlers in 1855 and named after the Afrikaner icon, Andries Pretorius
, will now be given to the city centre.
, CEO of the WRPA, which represents the collective voice of professional players in Wales, said: "This is an incredibly challenging time for players, who clearly are vital to the success and future of Welsh Rugby.
Former Welsh international Andries Pretorius
has a remarkable story to tell