Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
12 Dec 2020
6:30 am

Money talks: The days of being loyal to one team are long gone

Rudolph Jacobs

Yes, it's the professional era, but there are not too many rugby players out there who'll represent one union throughout their careers.

World Cup winner Schalk Brits made a name for himself at the Lions and then represented Western Province before turning out for Saracens in England. He finished his career with the Bulls. Picture: Getty Images

What happened to those golden days when Currie Cup teams boasted squads made up of mainly homegrown talent? Admittedly, it’s the professional era, I get that, but gone are the days of a Naas Botha and a Morne du Plessis only turning out for one province. Loyalty is long gone. And please keep in mind, in compiling this piece I looked at where players first made a name for themselves, and not necessarily where they went to school. A look at the current Bulls squad shows they currently boast players like locks Walt Steenkamp and Sintu Manjezi, as well as...