SA Rugby has cautioned players and team management to practise strict Covid-19 compliance measures to minimise the risk of infection, following the cancellation of a third Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match.
The Cheetahs believe local franchises should earn the right to play in the PRO16, while the union is still considering legal action if they don’t get the desired outcome from negotiations with SA Rugby.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has confirmed they are in discussion with World Rugby to gain permission to arrange at least three Tests before the Boks play the Lions next year.
Jake White has highlighted the benefits of the top franchises playing in the northern hemisphere, while retaining the opportunity for the Boks to still annually face the All Blacks.
SA Rugby has welcomed Sanzaar’s announcement confirming a restructured Rugby Championship, but have hinted ‘possible international expansion is on the cards’.
SA Rugby is investigating a breach of Covid-19 regulations during which a young rugby player from a Border club tragically passed away after picking up a serious injury during a tournament match.
CEO Jurie Roux says SA Rugby will review its precautionary Covid-19 protocols after two more Lions players tested positive for the virus on Saturday.
SA Rugby says media speculation about the Springboks’ participation in the Rugby Championship had been noted, but that no official announcement will be made until Friday.
SA Rugby has unveiled the formats for its 2021 domestic competition and Currie Cup as voted for at its special general meeting on Tuesday.
South African rugby showed its true potential this past weekend – first with a show of strength in Vodacom Super Fan Saturday at Loftus Versfeld, followed a day later by a show of heart through #RugbyUnites.