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SARU needs feeder tournie!

2012-10-03 10:12
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The mass exodus (8 players) of the Lions, is equivalent scenario of a mass exodus (275 players) of South African elite rugby players to Europe, the USA, Japan and even Australia.

This screams out that there is/was a problem at Newlands and now relocated to Plattekloof.

The issue here is that SARU has no feeder tournament in place to stop this haemoraging of players.

A feeder tournament is required for 2013-2015 for whatever franchise sits out in that year, so they can use the feeder tournament to regroup, develop and consolidate their player base.

Now both the Lions and the Kings are severely jeopardised in the recruitment & retention of players for campaigns in 2013.

Without a feeder tournament all 6 franchises and all 14 unions are going to feel the financial fall out year in and year out and what is SARU going to do about it?

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