Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
30 Apr 2022
8:00 am

Playing selector: Springboks need back-up at 9, 10 and 15

Jonathan Mokuena

There will be some questions about the depth at loose forward and a successor to Duane Vermeulen.

Columnist Jonathan Mokuena says it's time to give someone like Warrick Gelant a run in the Bok No 15 jersey. Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

This week marked 500 days to the next Rugby World Cup in France where the Springboks will be defending champions. It seems a long way off, but the reality is it is just around the corner – next year, in fact. Before they kick off in France the Springboks will play around 18 Tests, give or take, which is not a lot. In this time the coaching team will look to build on what they have done before, introduce new elements to the team’s game, blood a few youngsters and test combinations. The good news is the Boks are a...