Springboks such as Kwagga Smith and Cheslin Kolbe may need to rethink plans to make themselves for Olympic Sevens selection after confirmation that the postponed Summer Games will clash with the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour.
Blitzbok forward Werner Kok admits he would still like to take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games despite signing for the Sharks.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says he is impressed by the strides made on the transformation front in the local game.
The South African rugby industry has come together to navigate the retention of teams and jobs in the face of the threat to the business posed by the global Coronavirus pandemic.
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.
For the Blitzboks’ JC Pretorius it really was a case of better late than never, writes MARIETTE ADAMS in SA Rugby Magazine.
World Rugby has confirmed the men’s Sevens Series tournaments in London and Paris will be postponed, provisionally until September.
Blitzboks wing Muller du Plessis says he is happy that he made the decision to commit to sevens full time for the next two years. DYLAN JACK reports.