New Zealand Rugby is facing a potential $130 million loss in budgeted revenues if the 2020 season doesn’t resume amid the global coronavirus outbreak.
The Lions squad arrived back in the country from New Zealand on Sunday evening and have all gone into self-isolation for 14 days.
The Blitzboks finished in fourth place after being handed a 26-19 defeat by hosts Canada, while New Zealand extended their Series lead by winning the Vancouver Sevens.
Werner Kok has attributed the Blitzboks’ stunning 29-24 LA Sevens Cup final win over Fiji to great depth in the Springbok Sevens set-up.
The Springbok Sevens team will face African rivals Kenya for the fourth time during pool play this season at the Los Angeles Sevens.
The South African teams’ success or failure will hinge once again on their results against New Zealand opposition, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell lamented two missed opportunities in their final against New Zealand at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.
Ian Foster was on Wednesday named the new All Blacks head coach after being promoted from his role as an assistant to former coach Steve Hansen.
The Blitzboks lifted the Dubai Sevens trophy for the first time since 2017 after beating New Zealand in the final.
The Blitzboks were crowned Dubai Sevens champions after beating New Zealand 15-0 in the final on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.