“I’d probably get killed for saying that back home” – Jake White on Springboks proposal

Old school.

Former South Africa head coach Jake White has had his say on the Springboks potentially joining the Guinness Six Nations.

The four leading franchises in South Africa – the Bulls, the Stormers, the Lions, and the Sharks have all joined both the United Rugby Championship and European competition in recent years, with the Boks joining the Six Nations seen as the next logical step by many parties.

But White, who coached the Springboks to Rugby World Cup glory back in 2007, does not want to see South Africa join the Six Nations.

He believes the Six Nations should stay as it is because it could potentially open doors to other teams joining and wants to keep things “old school.”

“I’m an old school guy,” the Bulls boss said.

“I can’t see that you can ever have South Africa playing Six Nations

“So many things have changed in rugby, and hopefully, we will hang on to [the fact] that the Six Nations is for the six nations that play in the north. Once you start bringing in South Africa, what is stopping you from bringing in New Zealand, Australia, and all that sort of thing?

“Then it’s not the Six Nations. As an old-school guy, I hope it won’t happen.

“I’d probably get killed for saying that back home.”

What do you think? Would you like to see South Africa in the Six Nations?

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