EXCLUSIVE: Major investigation launched into Springboks/Scotland bribery claims
By Rugby Onslaught

EXCLUSIVE: Major investigation launched into Springboks/Scotland bribery claims

Leading up to Ireland’s contest with Scotland this week, there was plenty of talk about the two sides working together to kick South Africa out of the World Cup.

It was mathematically possible, but it could have only been achieved through some collusion between the two sides.

But no one entertained the very real possibility that the Springboks and Scotland would work together to ensure the world champions make the quarter finals.

Of course, what is in it for Scotland? Well that’s where bribery comes into it, and it must have been a hefty sum.

Rugby Onslaught are now launching their own investigation over bribery, and given the amount of genius detectives we have, it does not look good for Rassie Erasmus and co.

South Africa now make the quarter finals and will face France next week, but they were clearly very nervous about a historic pool stage exit this week, which is why they turned to these potentially illegal tactics.

That is the only way to explain Scotland’s no-show at the Stade de France against Ireland, where two late tries meant they weren’t nilled.

If the Springboks are found guilty of bribery, they will face immediate expulsion from the World Cup. Alternatively, we could all wait a week until France do that to them anyway.

It may have only been a financial incentive for Scotland, but initial reports are saying that South Africa offered them two new props and a new winger for their next World Cup cycle. That was probably an offer that Gregor Townsend simply could not refuse. In return, they would throw the match against Ireland and gift South Africa their place in the quarter finals. Then again, come the final whistle against Les Bleus next week, the Springboks might be regretting ever (allegedly) bribing Scotland.