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Opportunities should happen at all levels

EXCLUSIVE: Players are often given the opportunity to test themselves at the highest level but that same concept should be applied to other levels within a Union’s structure.


Officials are often re-elected into those positions due to friendships with those voting, rather than their performance in that position.

“My big thing is just opportunity. Look at Ruhan Nel, his dream is to play for the Springboks – give him the opportunity. Players and people lose interest and they are quick to listen to others telling them to leave because they not getting the opportunity here [in South Africa].

“Even the people up there in the higher ranks, you should have a two-year or three-year term. If you not doing the job, get someone fresh in – that is what opportunity means. If you are not doing the job, be honest about it.

“Tell the player you are fourth best, you don’t belong here and until you work on this specific thing, we can’t select you,” Nizaam Carr said.

Listen to what Nizaam Carr and Juan de Jongh have to say about the topic of opportunities and more below:

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