Muller not calling time on his Springbok career

Recent Ulster signing Johann Muller says that he would jump at an opportunity came for him to continue his international career and play again for the Springboks.

South Africa did have a policy of not selecting foreign based players but that has now been relaxed and players such as Bath’s Butch James are playing in the TriNations.

“They had their window when they were not picking overseas players but that has changed and there are a couple of them playing,” lock Muller told the BBC.

“If they phoned me tomorrow I would not think twice about saying yes.”

The 30-year-old former Sharks captain does however say that he is not waiting for the call and is concentrating on his new career with Ulster.

“I had a wonderful stint with the Boks and really enjoyed it,” he added.

“But I have a new challenge which is lying ahead here and that will keep me busy.

“If I do not play for South Africa it is not the end of the world.”

Having played in tournaments like the Super14 Muller is looking forward to playing in the Heineken Cup and Magners League but says that Ulster fans should be patient with new signings arriving at Ravenhill.

“The amount of talent here is unbelievable.

“With experienced players coming into the team, hopefully we can pass things on to them and they become world-class players.

“It will take us time to become a team but, come the end of this season or the start of next season, we can become a team which can compete at the highest level.”

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