SA Rugby stands to lose millions of rand per month if the national lockdown is not lifted by May and the 2020 rugby season does not resume by June at the earliest.
The Western Province Rugby Football Union has suspended all competitive rugby until 25 April at the earliest in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Ruan Combrinck, Wandisile Simelane and Sylvian Mahuza have been named in the Golden Lions’ team to take on the Pumas in a Rugby Challenge clash on Saturday.
Chumani Booi has been appointed head coach of the EP Elephants for the upcoming Provincial Rugby Challenge and Currie Cup First Division tournaments.
Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse says it would be a ‘big opportunity’ to take over from John Mitchell at the Bulls. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
George Whitehead kicked 12 points as Griquas claimed a 27-14 win over the Free State XV in the Provincial Rugby Challenge semi-final in Kimberley on Saturday.
The Pumas scored two tries in the final 15 minutes to grab a 30-17 win against the Sharks in the Provincial Rugby Challenge semi-final in Nelspruit on Friday. DYLAN JACK reports.
The Lions confirmed on Tuesday that five players, including Elton Jantjies, have been struck by injury.
The Free State XV beat defending champions Western Province 26-20 in the quarter-finals of the Provincial Rugby Challenge, while there were also wins for Griquas, the Sharks XV and Pumas.
Warren Whiteley has recovered from his knee injury and will lead the Golden Lions in their Provincial Rugby Challenge clash against the Blue Bulls in Johannesburg on Saturday.