Mr T wants A-team action

Springbok flank Solly Tyibilika is tired of warming the Sharks bench.

Despite earning five Test caps for the Boks over the last two years, and delivering solid performances in every one of them, Tyibilika has been frustrated by a lack of game time at provincial level.

While others may be complaining about burn-out, Mr T is raring to go.

“This season is crucial for me with the World Cup just 18 months away,” he told keo.co.za. “I want to start as many matches for the Sharks as possible this season. I’m feeling really good at the moment. Fitness has never been a problem for me, and I’ve spent a lot of time in the gym.”

Tyibilika is desperate to test himself against the best loosies in the southern hemisphere.

“I’m quite keen to play the Crusaders this year. Richie McCaw is a great player and I’ve never had the opportunity to play against him. I’m also keen to play against guys like Phil Waugh and George Smith.”

While Tyibilika played for the Sharks B-teams in their warm-up matches against the Bulls and Cats, Muir should include the Bok in his starting XV for the match against the Chiefs.