SA Rugby boss Mark Alexander has admitted that the Springboks could consider the possibility of moving into northern hemisphere competition in the future.
This past weekend, the Daily Mail reported that negotiations have been going on for some time for South Africa to join their northern-hemisphere counterparts after the 2023 World Cup in France, with secret talks having been ramped up following the Springboks’ triumph in Japan.
While there had been no official word in the immediate aftermath since the report’s publication, Alexander has since spoken to veteran journalist Brenden Nel..
Although Alexander suggested the article was pure speculation, he did admit the reports are also ‘not too far from the truth because there is a lot of disruption in rugby right now’.
‘It’s going to be a year of disruption, even more so as when rugby turned professional,’ Alexander told Rapport. ‘SA Rugby has not yet made a decision about what route to follow. We have to reflect thoroughly about what is best for us, because things are changing drastically at the moment, the market is changing.’
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