Paulse: You can never go wrong with a Kiwi, but...
Cape Town - Former Springbok and Stormers wing Breyton Paulse has shared his thoughts after his former side contracted a New Zealand player.
The Stormers on Monday signed New Zealand centre Shaun Treeby on a short-term contract as injury cover in midfield.
Paulse shared his thoughts on Twitter, hinting that the best option for South African rugby would have been to invest in a local player.
He did, however, acknowledge that the New Zealander should prove to be a class act in Cape Town
Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter, Paulse said:“You can never go wrong with a Kiwi, but I like developing local talent, just my opinion.”
Former Highlanders centre Treeby will be with the Stormers for the next four months, as they look to build on what has been an encouraging start to their 2017 Super Rugby campaign.
Meanwhile, Paulse also commented on Lions coach Johan Ackermann announcing that he had signed a deal to coach English club Gloucester, saying Ackermann will leave a big void in South African rugby.
“Really sad to see Ackers leaving Lions, massive loss to them as well as SA, wish him well and hope he will return someday to coach Boks.”
Ackermann will leave the Lions after the conclusion of this year’s Super Rugby competition.