Lions schoolboy outrage
18 Jul 2005
The Golden Lions Rugby Union have officially objected to the selection of the SA Schools side after just one of their championship-winning squad made the team.
Lions CEO Andy Turner confirmed a letter had been sent to the South African Rugby Union. Turner added his voice to the many who were stunned when the national schools squad was selected following the Coca Cola Craven Week for under 18s.
Monument, who are the country’s number one school, supplied eight players to the Lions team — a Lions side that smashed everyone they played at the Week and one recognised as the champions after playing in the featured match on Saturday and winning it comfortably.
The Schools selectors insist they picked the best squad and a SARU representative said that because the Lions were the best team it did not necessarily mean they had the best individuals.
Keo has a suggestion to end this debate. Why not let the Lions Craven Week team play the SA Schools side. What’s the chances of the Lions winning?
According to those at the recent Craven Week, these chances are very good.