A week that is overshadowed by the injuries of leading South African players in Europe.
The trickle of South African players to play international rugby for other countries is becoming a steady stream. Although the qualifying criteria are set to change forcing players to play 5 years in the country you want to represent.
The injury woes for Springbok players are continuing with Handre Pollard and Lood de Jager the latest victims. We again ask the question why do we allow our foreign players to play Springbok rugby?
The Aussies youthful squad is discussed which should produce results in a year or two.
Bart explains the new "local rule" which will force players to commit themselves to South African rugby. The logic behind this is acceptable although we question the methods SARU is using.
Post matrics are becoming a reality and with the possible cancellation of the u/20 Youg Guns, the desperation of players and parents could be understood. Both Bart and I express our opinion against post matrics and question the motives of parents when a decision is made regarding post-matrics.