Sanzaar has confirmed that it has ‘no option’ but to suspend the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches for the foreseeable future.
Following a Sanzaar Executive Committee (EXCO) teleconference in response to the announcement by the New Zealand Government that all returning travellers will have to self-isolate for 14 days, including Super Rugby players, the governing body took the decision to suspend Super Rugby.
According to a statement, Sanzaar completely understands the directive issued by the New Zealand Government given concerns globally over the Covid-19 virus and the primary aim to reduce exposure and spread of the virus.
Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos stated: ‘The safety and welfare of the public, our players and other stakeholders is paramount and as previously stated we were always going to abide by government and health authority instructions on the issue of Covid-19 containment.’
Sanzaar will issue further information on Super Rugby 2020 and any potential rescheduled fixtures in the days ahead.