You have to just love Rassie and his thinking - this is both brilliant and perfect
SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is reportedly keen to see an extended Springbok squad play midweek games before their Tests this year.
According to Sunday newspaper Rapport, Erasmus is looking to build greater depth in the Springbok squad as part of SA Rugby’s post-2019 World cup strategy.
As part of this plan, the Springboks could play up to five midweek games this year – when Test rugby does resume following the break in the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report states that their could be between 45 and 50 players in the Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship matches in Australia and New Zealand – in order to allow for midweek matches in Australasia. Erasmus also hopes to have the go-ahead to have a Springbok ‘A’ side play on Friday nights during the team’s European tour at the end of the year.