Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Jake White says it would be good for South African rugby if Rassie Erasmus coaches the Bulls in next year's Super Rugby competition.
The Springboks will undoubtedly field a different looking team to the side that was narrowly edged by the All Blacks at Loftus in their final Rugby Championship match earlier in the month, with a host of overseas-based player unavailable for selection during the three-Test tour of Europe.
Rassie Erasmus has included three uncapped players in his touring squad for the Springbok's European tour, including Western Province flier Sergeal Petersen. However, this is also an opportunity for one of these players to put their hand up, especially with next year's World Cup in Japan less than a year away.
While there are adequate and experienced options to fill in for the likes of Willie le Roux and Francois Louw, who will only be missing this Test as it falls outside the worldwide window, Erasmus' options at scrumhalf are limited to Embrose Papier‚ Ivan van Zyl and Louis Schreuder.More news: Guide: Red Dead Redemption 2 - How Do You Tell the Time?
"When we agreed to this Test match, we knew we were going to be without certain players".
'In June we played England with an outside centre and two wingers with no caps. We are a bit thin going through a period of not having a lot of experienced scrumhalves.
He added: "The Bulls have just signed Duane Vermeulen, who followed Rassie from the Cheetahs to the Stormers and was nearly named the Bok captain earlier this year".
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"For a person to settle in at Gloucester, we just decided not to use him this weekend, personally for him to settle at his new club".
The trio has a combined eight Test caps between them, while Papier has doubled as a wing substitute and Van Zyl is the only one of the three to make a start.
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