Jake White believes the new Super 14 laws will favour South Africa’s teams.
The former Bok coach, who has joined SA Rugby magazine as a columnist, examines the three most significant law changes in the new issue.
“There will be more opportunities to scrum from the increased number of free kicks,” says White, something which will please South Africa’s big men.
Meanwhile, all five SA Super 14 coaches are interviewed in the mag. What changes does Frans Ludeke plan to make with the Bulls? Why did Rassie Erasmus make Jean de Villiers his captain? Where will Dick Muir play Frans Steyn? Can Naka Drotske help the Cheetahs win overseas? Where does Big Joe fit into Eugene Eloff’s plans? All these questions, and more, are answered.
Then there’s the threat posed by Australian and New Zealand sides. Find out more about the new players in their squads and what players they’ve lost in the off-season.
Also in the new issue of SA Rugby magazine:
â€“ Schalk Burger reflects on 2007 and the challenges that lie ahead in 2008
â€“ JP Pietersen: “I deserve to play international rugby”
â€“ Is Heinke van der Merwe the next Os?
â€“ Transformation: We look at black Bok contenders in each position and rate their chances of being selected in 2008
â€“ Boks overseas: Find out how Butch, Smittie, Ollie, Russell and Monty are doing.