Hilton Moreeng, who has been head coach of the national side since 2012, was re-appointed on a three-year contract.
Alonso, who is considered among the best of his generation, has made no secret of his desire to return to F1.
After a successful 15-year rugby career, the diminutive Gio Aplon doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone.
The Gunners were leading through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 20th league goal of the season, but young striker Nketiah was sent off in the 75th minute for a reckless tackle.
Southern hemisphere rugby remains optimistic they will be able to play the Rugby Championship later this year.