More clarity is required, according to John Dobson, before firm plans can be put in place for a return to action.
With the rest of the 2020 campaign scratched due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Blitzboks have turned their focus towards the 2021 season.
The English Premiership resumes on Friday when Sale Sharks play Harlequins, bringing to an end a 159-day hiatus forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some think Gauteng is the best option for a domestic rugby bio-bubble, but others have questioned whether it’s necessary at all, as local franchises prepare for the upcoming campaign.
Having put the last chapter of his career behind him, after leaving the Cheetahs, Rabz Maxwane hopes to make some big strides with the Lions.
South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half Cobus Reinach hopes playing alongside Test fly-half Handre Pollard at Montpellier will help him claim a starting Springboks place.

Rugby Vermeulen to lead the Bulls when domestic rugby returns

Having previously led the Springboks and the Stormers, Duane Vermeulen has been unveiled as the new Bulls captain.

Rugby Saru will make the right call on Super Rugby – Oregan Hoskins

Whether they fight for their place in the Super Rugby series, or opt to send SA teams north to join the Pro14, retired administrator Oregan Hoskins is confident that Saru will make the correct decision.

Rugby Bok centre Lukhanyo Am remains loyal to the Sharks

World Cup winner Lukhanyo Am will stay with the Sharks until 2022.

Rugby ‘D-Day’s coming’: Australia set Kiwis Super Rugby shake-up deadline

Australian rugby officials have set a three-week deadline for New Zealand to accept their demands for a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition, or they will walk away and set up a domestic tournament.

Rugby Tonga back-rower Tau sacked by Bayonne for drink-driving

Tonga back-rower Sione Tau was sacked by Bayonne after being under the influence of alcohol in a car crash, sources within the French club told AFP on Monday.

Rugby South African Schoeman available early for Scotland after rule change delay

South African-born Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman will be eligible to play for Scotland next year after World Rugby announced a delay to its residency ruling on Monday.

Rugby Enough time left to save 2020 rugby season, says Bok legend Naas Botha

Naas Botha believes sufficient time remains for domestic competitions to be held this year, and he is confident the Boks will be ready to prepare for the Rugby Championship.

Rugby Gatland mulls Chiefs freebie if Lions tour to SA is cancelled

Warren Gatland said Friday he would be prepared to coach the Waikato Chiefs for free next year if COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa.

Rugby SA Rugby cleared for a return to action

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has welcomed the news that the sport has got the go ahead to return to the playing field, under certain conditions.

Rugby Shake-up for Bulls as White turns to young blood

With domestic rugby potentially set to resume in two bio-bubbles, former World Cup winning coach Jake White is targeting a fresh approach for the Bulls.

Rugby Court battle looms, but Etzebeth’s legal team is pleased with early signs

After being acquitted by an independent inquiry on two charges, Eben Etzebeth’s lawyer believes the decision suggests the evidence shows the rugby star is innocent.

Rugby Professional rugby team collapses, as lockdown brings Valke to its knees

Unable to pay creditors and staff, the Valke rugby union has been forced to shut down its professional arm.

Rugby SA rugby in ‘crisis’, warns former Bok lock De Klerk

South African rugby is facing its biggest challenges in decades, former Golden Lions president Kevin de Klerk believes.

Rugby Rugby players go unpaid, with Valke facing financial collapse

Elite players have taken a knock, with the Valke franchise revealing that it doesn’t have money to support its staff.




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