The United Rugby Championship promises a new dawn for South African rugby. It also ramps up the need to stem the tide of players leaving these shores, writes ZELIM NEL.
The Sharks have officially confirmed that former Springbok and Lions No 8 Warren Whiteley will be returning to Durban to join the team’s coaching staff.
Ivan ‘Cash’ van Rooyen will reportedly remain in his position as head coach of the Lions during the United Rugby Championship, but will be supported by new assistants including former Bok Jaque Fourie.
The Bulls and Sharks will take on Irish powerhouses Leinster and Munster respectively in blockbuster United Rugby Championship announced on Friday.
With Cheslin Kolbe set to switch French clubs in search of more silverware, SARugbymag.co.za looks at some of the South African players who enjoyed the most success with moves abroad.
The Lions are reportedly eyeing a shock move to secure former Springbok duo Victor Matfield and Jaque Fourie as coaches.