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Boks could field ‘hemisphere teams’


  • 13 Sep 2017
Mark Alexander Mark Alexander

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says separate Springbok teams could be selected for each hemisphere.

One team would play matches in the southern hemisphere, and the other in the northern hemisphere.

'We play the best teams in Sanzaar week in and out at a high tempo and that is why, if you look at the last World Cup, 1-4 came from Sanzaar, but in Europe there are also good teams competing there. It is good rugby,' Alexander told SuperSport.com.

'We play our rugby in different hemispheres and in the future we can have horses for courses, guys who can play on slower pitches and guys who can play on faster pitches.

'We can pick horses for courses, like we do for the [Springbok] Sevens team. We might have that opportunity to pick the fifteens teams like that.'

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