Jack White, Head Coach of Bulls, you wish that, only, the players that stay in south africa can wear the shirt of the Springboks this way they will be able to implement the rule that was established in New Zealand long ago. “We are world champions and SA Rugby did something that worked in 2018 when Rassie Erasmus was the coach. The cycle had been for all international players. But, we cannot allow this in the following replacements”, express.
During the last period, many players traveled to different destinations to play as Japan, France and England. In these countries they were offered a number of money more important the SA Rugby could have proposed. However, White believes that the time has come to take the same path as New Zeland Rugby Union. The Bulls coach thought that South African franchises are the perfect market for clubs from other countries to seamlessly bring them into their leagues. “The fact that we have players like WP Nel, Pierre Schoeman and Paul Willemse in Scotland and France speaks to the quantity and quality that we have around the world.” stated White.
The recent case of Eben Etzebeth was a clear example that the Head Coach of the South African franchise took to show the fact that the owners of the clubs are aware of this and added: “Part of the hiring of foreign players by European clubs is to be able to remain a competitive team, when the other players go to play the Six Nations, for example. Also, in cases like Toulon, having international figures can be costly to the club “. Finally, White emphasized that the current system is in process, but that it is “concerned about the future of the Springboks not keeping the most talented in South Africa.”