Springboks Ex-Bok: Jake White’s plan is sharp, but it’s racist…

CAPE TOWN- Jake White’s suggestion of picking a predominantly black Springbok team to face Wales is a “sharp idea”, but it would unfortunately mean a following a “racist policy”.

That is the view of former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux.

Le Roux was responding to White’s column in All out Rugby’s website, where White suggested that Rassie Erasumus pick a predominately black team against the Welsh, he said, “It is a very sharp idea when he says we should give more guys exposure. I understand what he wants to achieve, but there’s only one problem: the one team is white and the other team is black. What he’s actually saying is that the black team is weaker than the white one,”

Some of the things White said were that, “This team would serve the dual purpose of banking transformation credits to create selection breathing room for the England series, and would also give all of these players a chance to put their hand up on the international stage. Some people might see this as a throwaway selection but I would pick this team to win based on the fact that these players are good enough to battle the best of Australia and New Zealand almost every week during Super Rugby.”

Le Roux added that a Test player should be picked on merit.

“And on merit we can pick a very good team, one that is representative.”

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