SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says he is impressed by the strides made on the transformation front in the local game.
According to a report on Netwerk24, the Sharks and Stormers have been the most transformed squads in Vodacom Super Rugby this season.
The Afrikaans publication reports that the Cape side averaged 10.7 players of colour in their 23-man squads and the Sharks 9.7. The Sharks’ average in their starting team is 7.7 and the Stormers 7.5.
The Vodacom Bulls and Lions’ average in their 23-man squads is 7.3, but 5.8 and 4.8 respectively in their starting XVs.
‘We’re starting to reap the rewards of the of the programmes we’ve implemented. You can see that the players are now coming through the system naturally,’ Alexander told Netwerk24.
‘You just needed to look at the interaction between the players at the World Cup, it was unbelievable. We reached maturity as a nation and we’ve reached a point where these things are happening naturally.
‘Rassie [Erasmus] did magnificent work and understood his mandate.’
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