“I totally get what people say about the state of the game, and they probably have a point, but due to Covid testing teams only had about 280 minutes training time weekly on the field.”
The national body’s Director of Rugby also thanked sponsors Carling Black Label for putting their weight and name behind this country’s oldest rugby competition.
“We’ve played on Asian pitches in the past and they’ve targeted us by preparing dustbowls and making it an uneven contest,” said captain Quinton de Kock.
Toulon have climbed to fourth place in the French Top 14 standings.
“There has been a lot of talk that it’s the Bulls’ year after they won the (Super Rugby) Unlocked trophy, and they are definitely riding the wave at the moment.”
The team underwent Covid-19 testing upon arrival and have been quarantining in their rooms since then.

Cricket Proteas forced to charter last-minute flight in dash to Pakistan

A team spokesperson confirmed on Sunday that Cricket South Africa had to make urgent late arrangements after an announcement from Emirates Airlines.

Rugby EXPLAINER: Why the Rainbow Cup is so important for SA rugby and the Boks

The 16 teams will be divided into two pools of eight, made up of two Irish, two South African, two Welsh, one Italian and one Scottish club.

Cricket Knights and Dolphins into semi-finals after another washout in Potch

The Pool B fixtures, which will be played between the Cobras, Lions and Warriors, are scheduled to take place from 22-30 January at the same venue in a bio-secure environment.

Rugby Rising star Gans satisfied with transition to wearing Bulls No 13 jersey

It is an Olympic year and the outside centre would like to be in the mix for a return to the Springbok Sevens squad as well.

Proteas WATCH: High-level security for Proteas as they arrive in Pakistan

It is the first tour by the South Africans to the country in 14 years and they will play two Tests and three T20 Internationals.

Swanepoel: From hard labourer in Oz to star fullback for the Lions

Rugby Swanepoel: From hard labourer in Oz to star fullback for the Lions

One of the big stars of the Currie Cup competition honed his skills under the watchful eyes of seasoned kickers Van Straaten and Koen.

Cricket South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years

Pakistan and South Africa will play the first Test in Karachi from January 26.

Proteas Jansen in, Baartman out of Proteas squad for Pakistan tour

The 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler is number two in the Leading Wicket Takers column of this season’s CSA 4-Day Franchise Series.

Rugby Everitt doesn’t rule out Kolisi Sharks move, if there’s squad space

There are also rumours that Bongi Mbonambi and World Rugby Player-of-the-Year Pieter-Steph du Toit are headed to the east coast.

Cricket Experienced Luus to captain Proteas women against Pakistan

“I’m excited about this group we have selected, and the players have a great opportunity to continue with the great strides they have made at this level,” said coach Hilton Moreeng.

Proteas Pakistan drop five players from last Test for series against Proteas

“We have selected a squad after analysing the performance in New Zealand and areas of improvement are identified,” said chief selector Mohammad Wasim.

Cricket Rain washes out Titans, Knights One-Day Cup game in Potchefstroom

The Group B fixtures will take place from 22-30 January at the same venue, which is staging the competition in a bio-secure environment (BSE).

Proteas Proteas batsmen are ‘confident’, says Boucher, but they must adapt to Pakistan conditions

Pace bowlers are also likely to play a much bigger role than elsewhere on the subcontinent and Boucher says he is pleased to have a bowling coach like Charl Langeveldt who has such a sound knowledge of reverse-swing.

Currie Cup Dynamo lock Nortje ready to fire for Bulls in Currie Cup playoffs

Nortje has shown himself to be a player in the same mould as Springbok lock Franco Mostert, who was a key part of the Lions side that dominated local rugby between 2016 and 2018.

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