Springboks scrap eligibility rule for players abroad

Springboks scrap eligibility rule for players abroad

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has confirmed that new Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will be allowed to select any overseas-based player for the Springboks this season - regardless of how many test caps they currently have.

‘Rassie is in his last year of preparation before the World Cup, so he can select any overseas-based player,’ said Alexander.

‘He has just 18 Tests in which to prepare for the World Cup, so we gave him grace. Rassie has already spoken to a few players who are playing overseas.’

Former Springbok coach Allister Coetzee was restricted to overseas-based players who had earned 30 or more Test caps.

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