I think we realize, it’s the fact that we possibly didn’t do enough planning in terms of from a player point of view over the last four or five years. So there hasn’t been a lot of progressions. So we left with a very young very inexperienced side and that team has under Ellis to take a bit of heat this year. But I think with a young team there are some fundamentals that you’ve got to create a very clear guideline of where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
And so that everybody has an understanding of the plan and then in a very short period of time those that don’t agree with the plan sort of fall out of the system. Or they buy into the system and the sort of machine starts to taking effect and what he needs to do to implement that is he’s got it makes a really big call in the next two-three or four months. He’s gonna decide on his 50 odd players and decide on who he wakes up the final team is in the next three months and worked the next three years towards getting that team experienced, understanding each other and successful owner from a results point of view as well.
The teams that fall behind are the teams that do a depth to the way referees are told to blow the game and the policy amongst referees is to allow for more rugby Chapman. And they have been told to make the game more exciting and the teams that fight that are falling by the wayside. So there needs to be an adaption especially from our point of view at the moment I thinks Africa is in a transitional period where they’ve got to as six franchises decide what the right way to play is for South Africa to both be able to attack with ball in hand effectively understand the offload and the value they’re off to break the line as well as mindful good lip.
We do have 120 kilograms loose forwards that come around the corner and as boring as it looks are hard to stop and once we get that balance right I think this team will start to find its legs.
I think a decision to go, board, is Everyone’s option. So in the decision process of a playing deciding whether he’s 23 24 25 or 31 32 33 he doesn’t really have to make the decision as to whether he goes abroad and gives his spring back opportunity to play for this remix away. And I think that’s hurt us a little bit right.
Now I think if devalue the Springbok jersey, I think that players that invest their time and their skills in the country should be rewarded and it’s what New Zealand does. It’s what England does you those are the two teams at the top of the world the ranked one and two it’s a very difficult topic for people outside of South Africa to understand we have to go back and explain the days of apart in terms of those people that were disadvantaged for those years versus those that need to be empowered.
Since the early 90s, we have rugby as strange it sounds like a third most popular sport in Africa football is first, boxing a second. There’s a very small part of South Africa that truly is passionate about the game.
So transformation for me is about growing the game in the country making people passionate about it making them grow up with it from a young age the difficulty is that for other the people that grew up in their potting area. It was a symbol of another party.
So I think we’ve broken down a lot of barriers it’s a target you know in terms of the transformation of being 50 percent by 2019 it was a commitment made by self can be to say that is where wed like to be by 2019. If we’re successful and the success will be when we’ve turned the Hollis afghan to a rugby-loving nation of other 50 million people.