SA Rugby has announced that the Currie Cup Premier and First Divisions will be back to normal this year, while also confirming new provincial U20 competitions after last year’s Covid-19 interruption.
The top domestic and international women’s rugby players will return to the field with a bang for the first time since 2019 when the Women’s Premier and First Divisions kick off in May and June, respectively.
Icasa has explicitly said the acquisition of exclusive rights to sporting events is not unlawful, but these exclusive rights must not prevent or hinder the free-to-air broadcasting of national sporting events.
SA Rugby says although the postponement of the 2021 World Cup is disappointing for the Springbok Women’s team, it was understandable and sensible.
World Rugby has announced that the 2021 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand is set to be postponed until next year due to ‘the uncertain and challenging global Covid-19 landscape’.
SA Rugby has refocused its approach to women’s rugby by appointing former Ireland captain Lynne Cantwell as the first-ever high-performance manager.
Springbok Women captain Nolusindiso Booi said the team is grateful for the support from Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber during their preparation for the 2021 World Cup.
The Springbok Women will open their Rugby World Cup campaign against France in Auckland on 18 September.
The Springbok Women shifted to a higher gear in their preparations for the 2021 World Cup with a training camp in Stellenbosch this week.
The Springbok Women’s team has been drawn in Pool C alongside England, France and Fiji for next year’s World Rugby Cup in New Zealand.