No overseas Boks - policy coming back to bite SARU?

2017-07-14 08:03

“My Sports point of View”

By Stanley Hermanus

No overseas Boks - policy coming back to bite SARU?

Fail to plan and you plan to fail.

Surely there are no long term plans at SA Rugby headquarters (or any for that matter). Apart from the Bokke having to ready themselves for a World cup in 2019.

SA rugby contribute more numbers to SANZAAR which effectively means more (broad casting) revenue. But they allowed the other members to dictate and bully them into dropping two of their own teams.

Now here is the thing! The Cheetahs and Kings will compete in some European competition - hooray?

Why than make the announcement that those SA players earning their money overseas (read Europe) won’t be illegible for Bok selection?

What then with SA players with the Cheetahs and Kings who will be playing 'locally' overseas? What if Jan (Serfontein), Chris Cloete or any other youngster decides to play for the Cheetahs in European competition?

Surely this wasn't well thought through.

I am all for youngsters playing some Currie Cup and SR first, but the Kings and Cheetahs are ‘forced’ into this situation.

SARU do you dare to explain.....

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