Jake White, who coached the 2007 Springboks side to victory in World Rugby is urging new couch, Rassie Erasmus, to choose a predominately black team for the first Springbok Rugby clash against Wales scheduled for 2 June 2018.
We all know that the days where players in South African rugby were chosen on merit are long gone. Thus veteran White wants Erasmus to consider choosing a side that racks up some transformation credits to ensure a little breathing room before the selections are to be made for the test against England.
However White added that this does not necessarily mean that the Springboks supporters should consider this a throw away selection. But rather the chance to not only acquire transformation credits but to also give players such as Chiliboy Ralepelle, Marvin Orie, Thembelani Bholi, Nizaam Carr, Embrose Papier, Damian Willemse, Raymond Rhule, Lionel Mapoe and Warrick Gelant a chance to prove themselves in the an international setting.
The Springboks will face England in the first test on June 9 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. It is vital that Erasmus ensures good performances early in his tenure as couch as all of South Africa are tired of the sickened Springboks performance the last few years.
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