Fri 24 Mar 2017 | 05:28

Kitshoff returns to South Africa

Kitshoff returns to South Africa
Fri 24 Mar 2017 | 05:28

Kitshoff returns to South Africa

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The 25-year-old prop has been contemplating his Bordeaux's exit since June 2016 but his decision was eventually spurred on by the latest overseas-based Springboks' policy, which stipulates only foreign-based Springboks with more than 30 test caps will be eligible for selection.  

The policy will come into force from July 1, allowing players – like Kitshoff with only 10 caps – to return to South Africa should they wish to be considered for Springbok selection after the Test series against France in June.
 
The policy – similar to the 50-Test limit employed by Australia – replaces the existing situation where any player eligible to play for South Africa could be picked at the discretion of the Springbok coach.

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