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Wed 15 Jul 2020 | 01:57

Return to play gathers momentum in South Africa

Return to play gathers momentum in South Africa
Wed 15 Jul 2020 | 01:57
Return to play gathers momentum in South Africa
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NEWS: South African teams and their players will take an important step next week in their bid to get rugby going again in South Africa.

Players are set to return to their teams on Monday, July 20 for Currie Cup training sessions.

This return-to-training date should give teams enough time to prepare an eight-team Currie Cup tournament, which is set to get underway at the end of August.

The decision to play a Currie Cup format is different from the direction South Africa’s rivals, New Zealand and Australia, opted for which is Super Rugby style competitions in the form of Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU.

South Africa’s players have not played any rugby since mid-March when the regular season of Super Rugby was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, a few of South Africa’s top teams have already reported positive COVID-19 tests in their camps.

Two Western Province players have tested positive for the virus, while the Lions revealed that one player and a member of the management staff tested positive.

On Wednesday, it was reported that three Sharks players tested positive for the virus.

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