Send them to the sin bin

A minute group with an agenda they cannot articulate has plunged the nation into mourning and uncertainty. The mood of a jubilant, united and victorious nation changed overnight.

A minute group with an agenda they cannot articulate has plunged the nation into mourning and uncertainty. The mood of a jubilant, united and victorious nation changed overnight.

Except for this motley bunch at rugby headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa is ready to bestow the highest honour on Jake White.

The man has shown why he should always be part of South African rugby.

He picked up the ball and ran.

And made the Springboks world champions and team of the year.

He thumped his chest four years ago when appointed Springbok coach and told those suspects in Cape Town he would win the World Cup in 2007.

But they could not hide their agenda as White's winning mentality withstood countless efforts to stab him in the back

On Wednesday, 11 days after his triumph, they shoved him out of his job.

With sinister looks, they ignored South Africa's call, even from the President's office, to retain White in the development of our game.

And around them are thousands of other so-called rugby administrators strewn across the country.

Get balls, we say to them, lest the growing enthusiasm around the game with the odd-shaped ball fumble the pass on the try-line and take two, three or even more steps backwards.

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