The resumption of schools rugby is a welcome relief for all who love the game, writes former Springbok STEFAN TERBLANCHE.
SA Rugby has confirmed that schools and club rugby will resume in April.
Rassie Erasmus, in his capacity as SA Rugby director of rugby, says while there’ll be excitement among school and club rugby communities, it is important that they adhere to Covid-19 protocols.
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SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has encouraged schoolboy players, especially matrics, to not lose sight of their ambitions following the cancellation of the youth rugby season.
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Some doyens of the local schools rugby community are voicing growing concerns about the negative effects the cancelled 2020 season will have on players’ prospective careers.
SA Schools ‘A’ coach Katleho Lynch says thought is still being put into giving players in the SA Rugby Elite Player Development squad a run-out towards the end of the year.
The Western Province Rugby Football Union has suspended all competitive rugby until 25 April at the earliest in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 edition of the annual Wildeklawer Festival is the latest schools sports tournament to be postponed following the restrictions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.