Koch 'honoured' With A Start For His 50th Cap

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koch honoured with a start for his 50th cap

Mike Greenaway

VINCENT Koch will win his 50th cap for the Springboks in Saturdays encounter with Wales in London but he is only starting the match because of a gesture of goodwill by fellow veteran prop Frans Malherbe.

Coach Rassie Erasmus said the team he announced internally to the squad on Sunday originally had Malherbe starting and Koch on the bench.

One of the senior guys came up to me and said, Do you know it is Vincents 50th cap? Erasmus explained.

I didnt. I spoke to Frans and made the change because it is important that we properly honour the hard work a guy puts in to get to his 50th cap.