Kabamba picks himself off the Floor

Exciting Cheetahs flanker Kabamba Floors, a late inclusion in the Springbok Tri-Nations squad, is looking to use South Africa’s tour of Australasia as a springboard to World Cup selection.

Twenty-six-year-old Floors made his Test debut against England last year – a game the Boks won – but his stocks have dropped this year after a disappointing Super 14 campaign for the Cheetahs and the whole Luke Watson saga, which saw SA coach Jake White forced into picking the Western Province skipper.

Floors, however, has chosen to take that all in his stride, and he plans on proving White and the SARU Presidency wrong as he eyes a place on that plane to France later this year.

“I see my inclusion in the Springbok rugby side for the away games in the Tri-Nations series as my last World Cup lifeline,” said Floors, who ironically has replaced an injured Watson in the Bok Tri-Nations squad.

“The World Cup is always in the back of one’s mind.”

Floors, like some of his current Bok squad mates, was part of the victorious Emerging Springbok squad in Romania recently, a worthwhile experience in his mind.

“My confidence improved in the games with the Emerging Boks in Romania after a disappointing Super 14 with the Cheetahs,” he said.

“I’m also under less pressure compared to my inclusion at the end of the year tour [in 2006] to Europe.”


365 Digital

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