I think it is ridiculous that players are rewarded for
leaving South African shores.
We have such amazing talent in this country, I don't see
the necessity when we can select a quality side from the players that are
playing in South Africa. Two amazing fly halves in Pat Lambie and Goosen. Charl
McLeod has shown good form this season, why not reward him with a call up
instead of bringing in two overseas based scrum halves. Very happy that
Steph-Du Toit received a call up after an excellent season. Gio Aplon is just
unstoppable and deserved his call up.
There is no doubt that it is a fantastic squad. The
overseas based players have been stalwarts for their sides in the overseas
countries and I'm sure that we will do very well on our trip to Europe, but the
question is: 'Are we sending out the right message to our local players?'