Return-to-training edges closer for SA teams
NEWS: The plan to have South Africa’s teams return to play in August has just been boosted with more positive news out of the South African Rugby camp.
SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that it had sought and received clarification from the government on a number of questions relating to the return to non-contact training.
As a result, SA Rugby’s official statement read that it “would advise government this week of its technical preparedness to return to training, as per government requirements,”
The statement added: “However, due to the location of nine of the 14 professional teams in COVID-19 “hotspot” zones – where it has been confirmed that training is not permitted – SA Rugby is reviewing the various options available to them to address the issues of training and the hosting of matches.
“This would ensure equality of preparation and create the environment for a return to competitive action.
“The actual date of return-to-training will be confirmed in due course,”
The news could allow SA to stage a domestic Super Rugby tournament in August, while international matches are planned for October and November.