SARugbymag.co.za readers had their say and are urging South Africa’s stars to all keep and play their franchise rugby for native groups.
In a ballot taken after information of Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi’s swap to French High 14 membership Racing 92 from the Sharks after the 2023 Rugby World Cup, 22% of 1,693 votes solid need the nation’s better of one of the best to proceed their home careers within the Republic.
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The success and the inclusion of South African groups within the Vodacom United Rugby Championship and European Champions and Problem cups has doubtlessly mitigated the mass exodus of the nation’s main gamers which seems to be inevitable following the Boks’ bid to defend their world title in France.
Nonetheless, 22% of readers felt that Evan Roos, whose meteoric rise on the DHL Stormers final yr has considerably elevated his marketability, is the almost definitely to contemplate a career-changing provide proposed to him.
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Solely 16% consider that Eben Etzebeth, who headlined an inflow of prime expertise to the Sharks when he arrived from Toulon in 2022, will look to pad his retirement fund with a shock departure.
A mixed 26% of voters count on Kurt-Lee Arendse, Damian Willemse and Canan Moodie to leverage their breakout 2021-22 campaigns for a sexy deal elsewhere, whereas 14% predict that Cheslin Kolbe will depart French giants Toulon and settle for a reported profitable deal in Japan earlier than the beginning of the World Cup.
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