Springboks won’t play at dwelling this 12 months as a result of Covid-19

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Steven Kitshoff and Vincent Koch emerge on the park as Tendai Mtawarira is substituted through the Rugby World Cup closing in Yokohama on 2 November 2019.

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World champions South Africa won’t host any Exams this 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic, nationwide rugby union chief govt Jurie Roux stated Tuesday throughout a digital media briefing.

July internationals towards Scotland and Georgia have been cancelled a number of months in the past and Rugby Championship fixtures with Argentina, Australia and New Zealand have been scheduled for August and September.

By late Monday, South Africa had 373,628 confirmed instances of the Covid-19 illness and 5,173 deaths, with the pandemic but to peak in probably the most affected African nation.

Roux didn’t, nonetheless, rule out the potential of the Springboks enjoying overseas later this 12 months.

He stated there might be a revamped Rugby Championship in New Zealand, and talks have been ongoing concerning a tour of Europe.

Triple world champions South Africa are as a result of play Italy, Eire, France and Wales throughout November.

The cancellation of all six dwelling internationals is a large monetary blow to the nationwide union, which made small earnings within the final two years.

South Africa received the World Cup a record-equalling third time final November by defeating England 32-12 within the closing in Japanese metropolis Yokohama.

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