Heinz Schenk
9 minute read
19 Nov 2019
9:24 am

How does the Springboks’ depth look for 2020 onwards?

Heinz Schenk

We examine the talent at the new national coach's disposal following the World Cup triumph.

Scarra Ntubeni (L), Dillon Leyds, Wilco Louw during the Farewell Test match between South Africa and Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on August 17, 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images)

The Springboks' momentous World Cup triumph provides local rugby with an immense confidence boost and momentum for building on the success in Japan. With a new national coach coming in to replace Rassie Erasmus, how is South Africa's depth in each position looking? FULLBACK First choice: Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) One of the few positions in the national team where there's a genuine sense that a new, long-term option can be groomed. Willie le Roux's experience was clearly valued for the past two years, but he lacks the overall game to be commanding in really tight contests. South Africa...