30.3.2020 08:01 am
Neville Jardine hopes a clearer picture emerges by the weekend and doesn’t rule out franchises needing bailouts to survive Covid-19.
A much clearer picture on the immediate future of Super Rugby could be expected by this coming weekend, Golden Lions president Neville Jardine hopes.
Both teams returned from Australasia last week and went into self-isolation for two weeks.
The former Lions coach details how English clubs are being forced to cut salaries by 25% to stay afloat as the pandemic intensifies.
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.
Travel restrictions made it impossible, meaning the Cheetahs and Kings are kicking their heels l
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’.