Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
11 Jun 2022
7:30 am

With SA now playing rugby in Europe, it’s time to relook salary caps, squad sizes

Ken Borland

Just increasing the number of players a union can offer some sort of contract to will give the struggling coaches some breathing space.

The South African franchises need to be able to compete on a level footing with the European powerhouses. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

One of the positive aspects of forcing South African franchises to compete in both the United Rugby Championship and the Currie Cup at the same time has been the way it has opened up an avenue to the professional game for those late developers who would previously have been stuck in club rugby and whose talent would ultimately have gone to waste. It has also meant Griquas and the Pumas are now way more competitive in the Currie Cup, both being strong contenders for the semi-finals. Surely no-one would disagree that the broader and more far-reaching the South African pipeline...