Sex okay, but Boks must pay
Johannesburg - The Springbok players participating in the Rugby World cup have been given the thumbs up for as much sex as they like, but will have to pay for their partners to be in New Zealand.
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SARU has given the Springboks free-reign to go wild in the bedroom, but will not pay for the accommodation and transport of the wives and girlfriends of the players.
Speaking to the The New Age newspaper, Springbok communications manager Andy Colquhoun said sex was not an issue.
"There is no prohibition on the players to see their partners or have sex for that matter during the World Cup," he said.
Colquhoun said the players were "mature
athletes", and would be left to their own devices - as long as it didn't
disrupt the team plans.
"At SARU we leave everything to the player's discretion but there are no specific rules against it."
From a physiological perspective, having sex
increases testosterone levels, which causes an increase in strength,
energy, aggression and competitiveness.
Sports scientist Tim Noakes has championed the benefits of sex for Springbok players in the past.
"It is a normal human activity, and the key is that life must go on normally. It is less exertion than two scrums. I wouldn't ban it."