Richard Ferguson

Boks won’t get a break

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Springboks, Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship on 31 Jan 2012 at 08:30
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New Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is making all the right noises early in his new job, after being quoted in the Beeld that he would not prevent his Springboks from participating in the Currie Cup.

Meyer has spoken openly about his thoughts on oversees players and wanting all the local unions to adopt a similar game plan to further the common goal, which is Springbok rugby domination, and has now further commented on his appreciation for the Currie Cup.

With the continued extentions in the Super Rugby campaign, the Currie Cup is taking a back seat in terms of interest, both from a players perspective as well as from the fans point of view.

With even more rugby being played this year, with three tests against England as well as an extended Four Nations trophy against two of the top nations in rugby and Argentina, the players will eventually have to say enough is enough.

I personally love the Currie Cup, and would hate for it to not be the premier rugby competition in the country, but all signs point to this trophy becoming less important and more of a training ground for the stars of tomorrow.


  • I still say NO for the Boks in Currie Cup rugby.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.01.12 08:36:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Meyer has been talking sense until now, but NOW he is either saying what he hopes the emotional masses want to hear or he has lost the plot.

    The CC IS our premier domestic competition but the players will not be able to play, SR, Incoming tour, SR, 4N, CC, Outgoing tour. 🙁

    Either that or we will be seeing 20 new Springbok Caps as he tries to make his Bok squad large enough to last the whole season.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.01.12 08:44:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He did harp on a bit about only picking players ‘who want to play’.

    Basically suggested that burn-out is a myth. Sorry Heyneke, but you’re no doctor bud :mrgreen: I wouldn’t argue with Noakes on this one.

    Happy to see they’ll be playing Currie Cup, but I hope this means they can come to some sort of arrangement to perhaps give players a rest through the SR season.

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.01.12 09:18:22 by hendrikp Reply

  • SARU is a business that turnover money for profit, the game is a brand and the players a product that drive revenue. Heyneke Meyer is charged with keeping the brand profitable, and by doing so he has to win… He has to win to keep the sponsors happy, and that sponsor is ABSA – the ABSA Boks, the ABSA Currie Cup – you do the maths… The player is a product and no product is greater than the turnover he is worth… The game is a big commercial excercise in general.

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.01.12 09:24:31 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 3) : ❓ You want them to play CC but be rested in the S15???? 😯

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.01.12 09:47:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Little bit of Currie Cup at the end… what, 3 games?

    The unions pay these guys to be available… it’s only right that they play the most important games… pretty sure CC semi and final count towards that.

    A restriction on how many SR games they can play, yes… like 12 of the 16 round robin games, for example.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.01.12 10:46:23 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 6) :

    A guy like Andries Bekker a great example…

    He played nearly every minute of the Stormers campaign last year. 1282 minutes to be exact.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.01.12 10:48:27 by hendrikp Reply


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