Hertzberger, 26, on the other hand, has been a regular member of the Dutch squad for every major international event since 2007. He even had said during an interview last week that he was hopeful of making it to the final squad. Taekema was more uncertain after he was dropped from the team earlier this year. Other casualties were Quirijn Caspers and Seve van Ass, who is the son of head coach Paul van Ass. Veteran Teun de Nooijer, who was part of the Dutch team that had won the 1996 and 2000 Games tournament, however, made a comeback after a long injury. He played a test match against Great Britain last week after almost eight weeks.