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Quota Shmouta

16 August 2013, 10:41
So I have been doing some thinking about SARU implementing the quota system in next years Vodacom Cup.

While I do agree that there are plenty of Black, Coloured and Indian sportsmen out there that are extremely skillful, are they good enough to make a provincial and maybe a national team?The answer to that is yes in some cases!

While I don't agree with some of the selection HM has made, for the most part he is building a team that will be able to put up a fight to regain the RWC.There are some players such a Francios Hougaard that I would drop completely for someone like Gio Aplon or Lwazi Mvovo. I would also include Siya Kolisi in my starting line up.

But the quota system isn't being implemented in the national team, its only Vodacom Cup that will be affected by it... For now!Yes we do need to try and find some untapped potential, and I would love to see what skills these guys can bring.But would it not make sense to bring them through the stronger levels of club rugby first? Think of it this way; if a player of any colour cant make it as a regular starter for club teams like College Rovers in Natal or Pirates in Jo'burg then what chance do they realistically have in a provincial team?

So as much as the guy annoyed me when he was national coach, I think P Divvy has it right, the quota system is a load of rubbish and SARU are only doing it for political reasons.

And another thing, if Rugby has to have X amount of players of colour in their provincial teams then why do soccer teams not get the same but for white players?As a rugby player who does enjoy playing soccer occasionally I think whats is good for one sport code has to be implemented into another.But wait, is that seen as me being racist because it will be putting a white person into a position that was formerly filled by say a black person?

Why is it that colour is a determining factor in sport? Why can it not be "If you are the best you make the team"? Regardless of if it is rugby, soccer, cricket or even bowls.I don't care if you a green with orange polka dots, if you are a phenomenal rugby player then you deserve your provincial colours and maybe even your Springbok jersey.

I just hope that 1 season of this will make the top of the food chain at SARU see what an idiotic idea it is.

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