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Springboks in the Currie Cup?

2013-10-15 12:25
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So we’ve reached that time in the rugby calendar where SA’s premier domestic competition steps out from behind the shadows and takes center stage for a few weeks. Springbok players, still nursing their Rugby Championship hangovers, are rushed back by their respective franchises to bolster the ranks as the teams go in search of final log points.

For coaches it is surely a tricky balancing act of integrating star players without disrupting team dynamics. Player fatigue also has to be considered, will an overworked international player be as motivated to perform as a hungry up-and-comer?

Perhaps there should’ve been a ban on Springbok players taking part in this weekend’s round of Currie Cup action, especially after last week’s grueling Test match.
They could then have been brought in for the semi-final and final games.
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