Strauss to be retained as Bok skipper

Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee confirmed that Adriaan Strauss will be continue to captain South Africa for the remainder of the season.%u200B

The Bulls hooker was initially appointed to lead the Springboks for the three-match incoming Test series against Ireland.

South Africa managed to clinch the series 2-1 after losing the opening Test, for the first time against Ireland in South Africa, in Cape Town.

Coetzee confirmed that Strauss will captain the Boks in the Rugby Championship as well as the end-of-year tour.

"Adriaan has been appointed as captain for the rest of the year," Coetzee told SA Rugby Mag.

The Bok coach continued to back his senior players, who he feels has been unfairly critised, while praising the impact Faf de Klerk made during the series.

"The senior players really stood up, as did the youngsters," he added. 

"Somebody like Faf de Klerk, in only his third Test, had an outstanding game. It augurs well, and I’m really looking forward to the Rugby Championship."