In the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, Blitzboks boss Neil Powell looks ahead to what could be an unexpectedly congested schedule in the lead-up to the Olympics Games next July.
Rugby is facing the shocking prospect of being dumped from the Olympics in the wake of the homophobic scandal that has rocked World Rugby.
Neil Powell says despite feeling a stab of disappointment at the postponement of the Olympics, the Blitzboks will do whatever is needed to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux says the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games is disappointing but necessary in the bid to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says the 2020 Olympic Games will likely be postponed until 2021 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
World Cup-winning flank Kwagga Smith will rejoin the Springbok Sevens team in a bid to be in contention for selection for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Blitzboks boss Neil Powell says player management and rotation will be of utmost importance during this season’s World Rugby Sevens Series, which kicks off on Thursday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
After a challenging season on and off the field, the Blitzboks are determined to complete a successful rebuilding phase, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
Speedster Seabelo Senatla wants another crack at a gold medal after the Springbok Sevens side qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Waratahs fullback Israel Folau says he would be interested in a potential switch to sevens for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.