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Local is lekka!


Written by (rumblo)

Posted in :Original Content, Reader Submissions, Springboks on 26 Aug 2013 at 09:28
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I for one would be quite livid if there was a reasonable expectation for promotion from my employers and that trust was broken. I would also consider other offers from rival companies.

At the moment, that’s the situation the current local rugby stars find themselves in. I’m sure they negotiated with local clubs with the expectation that they would be first in line for the green and gold.

South African clubs can’t compete with French and even Japanese pockets. In order to keep young talent here, there has to be some incentive. The honor of playing for the green and gold as well as the additional money for playing for the Springboks. Long term when a players contract comes up for renewal (like Eben Etzebeth for example) and he is the best in his position he will easily be able to make the choice to move to France knowing that he won’t have to sacrifice his place in the national team. Also when the teams realize our selection policy is shifting, they will target our younger players over New Zealand and Australia’s.

If there is a player that we feel we need in the set up, SARU needs to bring them back. Francios Louw just re-signed with Bath, they should have made him an offer and helped a local union secure him.

Our local rugby is strong, we have experience and talent in each position across the board.

For next year’s Rugby Championship if the match day 23 looked something like this, I would be very happy.

1 Tendai Mtawarira
2 Adriaan Strauss
3 Jannie Du Plessis
4 Flip van der Merwe
5 Eben Etzebeth
6 Heinrich Brüssow
7 Willem Alberts
8 Duane Vermeulen

9 Piet van Zyl
10 Johan Goosen

11 JJ Engelbrecht
12 Jean De Villiers
13 Francois Steyn
14 JP Pieterson
15 Willie Le Roux

16 Lourens Adriaanse
17 Bismarck du Plessis
18 Coenie Oosthuizen
19 Pieter-Steph du Toit
20 Arno Botha
21 Siya Kolisi
22 Patrick Lambie
23 Francios Hougard



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