Dylan Sage has confirmed his move away from the Vodacom Bulls to a French club and opens up about how the change could affect his availability for the Blitzboks in the lead-up to and at the 2021 Olympic Games. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell says the fact that the Olympics and British & Lions tour to South Africa could run concurrently in 2021 means he may need to rethink his plans for the squad to take to the Games.
Neil Powell says he is using the unexpected downtime to teach the youngsters in the Blitzboks set-up about financial literacy and some essential life skills needed beyond their playing careers.
Agustin Pichot has resigned from World Rugby following his narrow loss to Bill Beaumont in the race to be chairman of the governing body.
In the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, Blitzboks boss Neil Powell looks ahead to what could be an unexpectedly congested schedule in the lead-up to the Olympics Games next July.
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.
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.
Former Wales international Gavin Henson says players who test positive for performance enhancing substances should be send to prison to serve time for ‘stealing a living’.
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell says selecting his squad for the opening leg of the World Sevens Series in Dubai was an easy decision because of the motivation shown by several returning stalwarts.