Boks' game time to be managed
Cape Town - The game time of a number of
key Springboks will be managed throughout the Super Rugby series in the coming
months following an agreement between the South African Rugby Union and the
These players’ game time will be handled on
an individual basis depending on their work load in the last year as well as
injuries, in an effort to ensure the Springboks are managed as well as possible
in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup in September and October.
“We are extremely grateful to the Super
Rugby franchises for agreeing to assist in ensuring our key players’ game time
is managed in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup,” said SARU CEO Jurie Roux.
“It’s wonderful to know we have the support
and cooperation of the franchises as the Springboks prepare for the Rugby World
Cup and we’d like to wish them all the best for the forthcoming months of Super
“It’s a massive year for rugby and we’re
confident that our franchises can set the tone for the 2015 season by being
competitive from the word go as the players aim to impress the national
selectors to make it to the Rugby World Cup.”
The managing of the key players’ game time
will exclude any matches in the Super Rugby finals series (play-offs,
semi-finals and final), as well as the bye weeks, while it was also agreed that
no player will play more than five consecutive weeks. This will also apply to
players returning from injury.