Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
24 Jun 2020
9:25 am

Rassie backed to protect Boks

Rudolph Jacobs

Warren Whiteley is confident Rassie Erasmus will ensure the Springboks are not put at risk by returning to the field before they are ready.

National director of rugby Rassie Erasmus. Picture: Gallo Images

National director of rugby Rassie Erasmus won't allow any Springbok team to enter a competition undercooked, former Bok eighthman Warren Whiteley insists. There were strong indications, it recently emerged, that the Rugby Championship might be held in a single hub in Sydney in September or October. There were fears, however, that the Bok squad might be underdone because the Super Rugby Aotearoa series in New Zealand was already in its third week, while a local competition might kick off only in August. "I just don't think Rassie will let the Boks play in a competition where they are compromised, having...