Readers respond: Springbok disappointment trumps top-ranking rugby schools


The dismal defeat of the Springboks this past weekend has left rugby lovers (understandably) embarrassed and disillusioned. 

Not even the top-scoring rugby schools could change the tune of the dissatisfied, as clearly indicated by the comments received in response to the recently published SA's top rugby schools 2017.

Here's what readers had to say: 

Patrick Massey-Hicks feels that SA loses good players due to better opportunities overseas: 

Tyrone Hodges feels that school rugby has one thing that makes it stand out from other leagues: it's passion.

Mike Isaacs feels that good rugby at school level is not enough to breed good Springboks, what's missing is players gaining amateur club rugby experience.

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Do you agree or disagree with these comments? What are your thoughts on school rugby vs. Springbok rugby? If you'd like to share your opinion send your response to and we may add them to the above. 

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