Mon 19 Jul 2021 | 02:31

Sharks v Bulls called off

Sharks v Bulls called off
Mon 19 Jul 2021 | 02:31
Sharks v Bulls called off
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NEWS: Another Currie Cup match in Durban has been cancelled.

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The Sharks’ Round Six meeting with the Bulls, which was scheduled for Wednesday, will not take place

SA Rugby revealed that the fixture has been called off due to security concerns in KwaZulu-Natal.

A decision on the result and log points will be made at a later stage.

“We have had extensive chats with the guys at the Sharks and SA Rugby regarding the fixture, and we all agreed that the cancellation would be safer and better, not only for us in the rugby industry, but also for emergency personal in KZN,” said Edgar Rathbone, CEO of the Blue Bulls Company.

“Police and security companies together with other emergency services have their hands full at the moment, and we believe that the last thing they need is to worry about a rugby match.”

“We fully understand the pressure on the Sharks at the moment having three of their last home games cancelled, so we have agreed to play the return leg of this fixture, which was scheduled to take place in Pretoria on 6 August, in Durban.”

It’s the latest fixture to be called off after all of Round Five’s matches were cancelled.

Wednesday’s other matches are all scheduled to go ahead.

The Lions will face Griquas at Ellis Park, while Western Province will travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs.

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