A round-up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including a look at whether Cheetahs and Kings players could play for the Springboks.
Take a look at how the New Zealand press reacted to the news of a potential ‘Boks-it’ following reports of the Springboks exploring a move to join an expanded Six Nations in the future.
New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson says it is highly improbable that the Boks would leave the Rugby Championship to join the Six Nations.
England coach Eddie Jones says his experience of southern-hemisphere rugby has made him wary of expanding the Six Nations to include the Springboks.
SA Rugby boss Mark Alexander has admitted that the Springboks could consider the possibility of moving into northern hemisphere competition in the future.
The Springboks’ time in the Rugby Championship could be coming to an end with reports suggesting they could opt to join the Six Nations after the next World Cup.
The Springboks will play their home Tests in the 2020 season at six different venues across five provinces.
Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown says SA Rugby’s potential exit from southern-hemisphere competitions would be akin to the loss of an old and treasured friend.
Newly appointed Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber says he would not have taken the step up from his role as an assistant coach if he was not confident in his own ability.
Rassie Erasmus will be responsible for strategy and results while new head coach Jacques Nienaber will take charge of the day-to-day team operations of the Springboks.