7.4.2020 09:38 am
As part of our 25th anniversary specials on Super Rugby, we remember the day the businessman had to personally write out a cheque to avert a clumsy players’ strike.
Raymond Ackerman makes no secret of how he adores rugby, particularly the Stormers and Western Province.
The former Springbok coach has been signed on a four-year deal.
Both teams returned from Australasia last week and went into self-isolation for two weeks.
We pick our stars and duds from the local campaign.
It’s only seven rounds of ‘evidence’ to go on, but with the season’s resumption increasingly unlikely, we’ve determined our line-up.
Safety remains paramount, not fan’s appetite for competitive action.
There’s still hope in some quarters that the season could be saved, but in reality it’s probably going to be scrapped.
Jamie Roberts could’ve opted not to renew his visa to return home, but the slight prospect of play in the coming months made him stay.
The rugby fraternity, even if it’s unwittingly so, clearly tend to underestimate the potential impact of some knocks on the field.
Travel restrictions mean cross-country fixtures are out, but matches within borders could be viable … if Covid-19 can be contained.
The Stormers and Bulls didn’t exactly have positive results last weekend … but ironically,
The franchise’s Super Rugby touring group has just returned from New Zealand.
Let’s have some fun speculating what the tournament’s suspension means and the Bulls and Lions reach a new lows.
The men from Loftus follow public health guidelines, which is in stark contrast to the Stormers coach fearing for ‘job losses’.