The Junior Springboks got down to business on Monday at a holding camp as they get ready to depart to France for the World Rugby U20 Championship, with the 28-man squad assembling at their training base in Stellenbosch to fine-tune their game for the international spectacle.
In response to Ashwin Willemse’s walkout during the live broadcast coverage of Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby matches, an SA Rugby spokesperson said:
The civil rights organisation AfriForum finds it regrettable that an outburst with an apparent racial undertone happened during a SuperSport broadcast last night. AfriForum believes in a society where mutual recognition and respect between communities are promoted.
The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Minister Toko Xasa is shocked by the alleged behavior of rugby analyst at SuperSport studios.
The Springbok Sevens team will be without key forwards Kyle Brown and Tim Agaba when they re-assemble in Stellenbosch on Monday for the final two tournaments of the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in London (2-3 June) and Paris (8-10 June).