The Valke Rugby Company on Monday announced that the union will be liquidated as a result of severe financial distress suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Valke rugby union has confirmed it is not in a financial position to pay players’ salaries for July.
Veteran scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius has announced his retirement from all rugby with immediate effect.
A Valke team based in Kuala Lumpur will take part in the inaugural season of the Global Rapid Rugby competition beginning in March 2020.
SWD held on to claim a 39-31 win over the Sharks, while there were wins for Boland, the Pumas and Western Province on day three of the U18 Craven Week on Wednesday.
The Valke held out against a Leopards comeback to claim a 43-24 victory, while there were wins for SWD, Western Province and the Free State on day one of the U18 Craven Week on Monday.
The clashes between Western Province and Boland and the Free State and Sharks will highlight an entertaining first day of the U18 Craven Week in Bloemfontein, writes DYLAN JACK.
The SWD Eagles overturned a 12-point deficit to beat the Valke 36-27 and clinch the Currie Cup First Division trophy in George on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
The Valke and SWD Eagles progressed to the Currie Cup First Division final with wins against the Leopards and Griffons respectively.
The SWD Eagles and Valke will host the Griffons and Leopards respectively in the Currie Cup First Division semi-finals.