SA Rugby scraps rule on overseas Boks
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 11 May, 2018 07:16

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Johannesburg - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus can select whoever he wants after SA Rugby on Thursday scrapped their overseas-based player policy.

Under previous coach Allister Coetzee, only those overseas-based players who had 30 or more Test caps were available for Springbok selection.

That rule was set to be lifted in 2019 - a World Cup year - but SA Rugby president Mark Alexander confirmed on Thursday that it had been ditched already.

Now we need Wales to follow suit and we retain the services of Adams

JP

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Re: SA Rugby scraps rule on overseas Boks
Posted by: Fiver (IP Logged)
Date: 11 May, 2018 08:14

One question I'm not sure of is why certain leagues are better funded than others in relation to players wages. Is it purely that the owners of English and French clubs are prepared to lose more money than those in other countries?

I would suggest that some leagues have sorted out the business side better, but in truth the English and French clubs are losing unsustainable amounts of money.

Perhaps there will be no need for these rules for picking players playing in foreign leagues because there will be no big money left after the house of cards tumbles. Or maybe there will always be a deep pocketed person to step in, I guess we'll find out in the next few months at Sixways.

Re: SA Rugby scraps rule on overseas Boks
Posted by: w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 May, 2018 10:09

So Venter may be called up as may Sharky if he doesn't get an England cap.



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