Boks call-up van der Merwe

Bulls lock flies out as cover

Last Updated: 14/07/10 10:11am

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Van der Merwe: Called up

Van der Merwe: Called up

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South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has called up Flip van der Merwe ahead of Saturday's Tri-Nations match against the All Blacks in Wellington.

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With Bakkies Botha suspended for nine weeks for his head butt on Jimmy Cowan in the 32-12 defeat in Auckland and Danie Rossouw now struggling with a calf strain, van der Merwe is jetting out as cover.

Bulls lock van der Merwe made his debut against France in June and went on to score a try against Italy in East London.

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