Cape Town – A solid group of front-line Springboks are going
nowhere ... at least until after the next World Cup in late 2015.
Eyewitness News (www.ewn.co.za)
reported on Monday that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) has agreed
unusually long-term contracts with at least 10 big-name Boks – most of them
relative veterans, but also some emerging hot properties – which will prevent
them from joining clubs abroad in often lucrative deals until after RWC 2015 in
England and Wales.
It quoted the CEO of the South African Players Association
(SARPA), Piet Heymans, as saying: “Both ourselves and SARU shared the same
vision that longer-term contracts are the way to go.