Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby journalist
3 minute read
28 Dec 2020
7:00 am

The 2020 rugby year in review: The highs, lows and surprises

Rudolph Jacobs

From the high of the Bulls winning the Super Rugby Unlocked competition to the disappointment of the Springboks not playing a Test.

The Bulls won the Super Rugby Unlocked competition, and are now just two wins away from also capturing the Currie Cup. Picture: Getty Images

My local highlight of the year The Bulls winning the Super Rugby Unlocked competition definitely falls in this category. Although they and Griquas were the only teams to not have a game called off due to Covid, the Bulls fully deserved winning their first piece of silverware since 2010 – which was their third Super Rugby title. Resounding wins of 40-14 over the Sharks, a drubbing of 39-6 over the Stormers and a workman-like 30-25 win over the Lions underlined their dominance. Their only defeat came against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein when they lost a close game 19-17, but after...