Like football, international rugby can no longer match the fees clubs are paying.
Allister Coetzee won’t have an easy ride as Bok coach, but he’s been through difficult times before and can prevail.
What has always been a tough job has grown even more difficult with the pressing need for transformation of the team.
Besides the opening frenzy, rules that could only have been made by a committee come into play
Would you say that the Bokke adequately reflect the black-and-white nature of the game in South Africa?
Out of the running to win the Rugby World Cup, SA are left with the prospect of having to play the one match every team hates to be involved in.
Minister of selfies Fikile Mbalula pays tribute to some of his sporting and celebrity heroes. If only South Africans shared his passion.
How much store can you place on links in the Sprinkbok team that go back to rugby's founder?
Transformation in rugby is urgent, said Judge Ntendeya Mavundla, and interested parties need to engage to "ventilate" the issue.
SA, one of the favourites for the Rugby World Cup, will be prevented from taking part in the tournament if a court action this week succeeds.
The unveiling of the World Cup squad has always come with surprises, so it's safe to say there will be rumblings this time too.
Saru will be leaning on the franchises to spare the best players but they have their own problems.
That Steyn can be let go is testimony to the potential of Lambie and Pollard and further confirmation that Meyer's "change by stealth" policy works.
Springbok Sevens' flyers have scored hat-tricks to comfortably guide the team to the Cup quarter-finals. SA will now face hosts Australia.
Former Springbok coach and director of rugby at the Sharks Jake White has left the provincial team to pursue international opportunities.
The Springboks put a positive spin on their narrow defeat to the All Blacks in a bruising encounter on Saturday.
The Rugby Championship will give the coach a final chance to decide between experience and youth.
Following Springboks' win over Scotland, coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth he had developed since taking the reins.
The Springboks crushed a World XV at Newlands on Saturday ahead of Tests against Wales and Scotland.