SA Rugby has confirmed the cancellation of a number of events and continued contingency planning for others in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following extensive consultation between members of the local rugby industry, it was announced on Tuesday that several age-group competitions would be called off.
Yet, these tournaments are still part of the planning for 2020:
- Local franchise and union competition planned for June to August as alternative to Vodacom Super Rugby and PRO14
- Currie Cup Premier and First Divisions
- Provincial U21 Competition
- SuperSport Rugby Challenge
- Women’s Inter-Provincial competition
- International matches involving the Springbok Men’s & Women’s teams
- World Rugby Sevens Series involving the Blitzboks
Furthermore, the participation of the SA Rugby Sevens Academy and Springbok Women’s Sevens teams will be evaluated as international borders reopen and new dates are received for the World Series Qualifiers for 2020.
The following tournaments and competitions have been cancelled for 2020:
- All SA Rugby Youth Weeks
- SA Rugby Provincial U13 and U17 Sevens
- SA Schools U18 Competition
- SA Rugby Provincial U19 Week
- SA Rugby Provincial U20 Competition
- SA Rugby Provincial Sevens Competition
All club and community rugby is still postponed until further notice and SA Rugby reiterated its plea to all clubs, teams, players and coaches to adhere to the lockdown rules.