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SA Rugby announces contracting model overhaul

7 June 2019 5:24 PM
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Independent Media's digital sports editor Ashfak Mohamed says he's concerned the new system does not prioritise the Springboks.

The South African rugby industry has announced a major overhaul of its contracting model.

This means SA Rugby will no longer directly contract Springbok players.

Provincial unions will also cap player budgets.

A statement says the new model will lead to improved use of resources, greater national and provincial alignment and improved succession planning at Springbok level.

John Maytham speaks to Independent Media's digital sports editor, Ashfak Mohamed about the implications of the decision.

Ashfak says although the new model brings clarity, he has some reservations about it.

I am not so sure that this is the right move for the Springbok teams.

Ashfak Mohamed, Digital sports editor - Independent Media

It seems this is in favour of the players and the provinces.

Ashfak Mohamed, Digital sports editor - Independent Media

What I am worried about is that the Springbok team has to be the main priority in South African rugby. It does well naturally... For years they haven't been put first and this was an opportunity to do actually do that.

Ashfak Mohamed, Digital sports editor - Independent Media

For more on the new contracting model, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA Rugby announces contracting model overhaul


7 June 2019 5:24 PM
Tags:
SA Rugby
South African Rugby Players Association
sa rugby models

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