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Boks Contracts
November 12, 2013, 11:14:01

The South African Rugby Union confirmed that 10 Springboks were awarded long-term national contracts in August this year, which will see them remain in South Africa until the end of 2015.

SARU CEO Jurie Roux said this was the first step in ensuring a core of top players remain in South Africa, and that the process of contracting more players for 2014 and 2015 is already in place and will be completed in agreement with the South African Rugby Players Association (SARPA).

“This is all part of our long-term planning to ensure we retain key Springboks in South Africa as we prepare for the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015,” explained Roux.

“The door is by no means shut for any other players to be awarded national contracts for the next two seasons.

“To us, it’s important to do what is best for the Springboks and South African rugby. We are doing everything in our power to keep players in South Africa and reward them accordingly. The players, through SARPA, are fully part of the process to ensure the best possible workable model of remuneration.

“Obviously we have some limitations. We’re working with the provincial unions, but times are tough financially and in some instances we simply can’t compete with what players are offered to play abroad. We’re also not in a position to contract 40 to 50 top players, although it would be ideal if we could do that.”

The 10 Springboks who were awarded long-term contracts are: Willem Alberts, Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Tendai Mtawarira, Frans Steyn, Adriaan Strauss and Duane Vermeulen.


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RE: Boks Contracts
November 12, 2013, 11:21:30
 10 players, and that's all SARU can afford?  Is it me or what; I thought these contracts are meant to be awarded to our young players like PSD, Le Roux, Lambie and the likes who are more likely to be of serious value to the Bok's Squad going forward, especially Post-2015 RWC.


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RE: Boks Contracts
November 12, 2013, 11:49:30
I at times wonder if they even know who's hot and who's not in SA rugby.

Giving a contract to Fat Frans Steyn is laughable.

Who else will they offer contracts to. HouGat? Jantjies? JJ? Victor??


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RE: Boks Contracts
November 12, 2013, 12:39:12
How about Kolisi who is vodacom standard. It's a joke and one can only hope more players are contracted.

Challenge to rooitwit. Is Habana now out of a Bok side selected by you.
Indeed could all saying only local players should be selected front up and answer the question.

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