The Harlequins’ superb 2020-21 Premiership title win shows that the Springboks won’t lack depth when it comes to the latter stages of the Test season, writes DYLAN JACK.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has addressed the lack of transformation at provincial level after only three unions managed to achieve the set targets last season.
SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that it had sought and received clarification from government on a number of questions relating to the return to non-contact training.
Take a look at the timeline of significant rugby events and/or announcements throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux says the governing body’s focus of the sport has now shifted to its return-to-play plans.
All South African rugby stakeholders have jointly confirmed pay cuts and other economies to offset up to R1.2bn from the sport’s budget by the end of the year.
Vodacom Bulls president Will Strauss has given a brief update for the immediate future of all the union’s teams from amateurs up to the Super Rugby side, and stipulated what can be expected for remainder of the lockdown.
SA Rugby has reportedly compiled and presented a radically-changed calendar for the 2020 season, with the hope of returning to on-field action on 5 June.
Local players could lose just under half of their salaries to help stabilise SA Rugby and the local unions’ finances during the Covid-19 pandemic.
SA Rugby stands to lose millions of rand per month if the national lockdown is not lifted by May and the 2020 rugby season does not resume by June at the earliest.