PREMIUM!

Springbok action is key to saving 2020 SA Rugby campaign

Columnists 5 days ago

World Rugby may have this week opened a window for the Rugby Championship to take place in New Zealand between November 7 and December 12, but the situation is still far from ideal for South African participation.


01 Aug 2020
PREMIUM!
Springbok action is key to saving 2020 SA Rugby campaign

Ken Borland.

Commercial imperatives nonetheless dictate that the Springboks simply have to find a way to get over there and play, otherwise SA Rugby will suffer devastating financial losses. The Sanzaar competitions bring in the bulk of South African rugby’s revenue, and with Super Rugby having been scrapped after just half-a-dozen rounds, it is the Rugby Championship that needs to save the broadcast deals through providing some live content. As SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said recently, the Rugby Championship is a very expensive competition to run, but the broadcast revenues are significant enough that the commercial value compels Sanzaar to continue...

BACK TO CITIZEN BACK TO PREMIUM



 


 

 

today in print