Boks delay call on Rugby Championship participation
BREAKING NEWS: Springbok fans will have to wait a while longer before hearing if the world champions will take part in the Rugby Championship.
The Springboks’ ability to participate in the SANZAAR championship would be finalised early next week, SA Rugby advised in a statement on Saturday.
The World Cup-winning Bok team is due to defend its Rugby Championship title in Australia between November 7 and December 12, but several hurdles needed to be cleared if it is to be confirmed.
The South African government lifted the ban on international sporting participation a week ago and directions to manage such participation were published on Wednesday.
A spokesman said that SA Rugby was “seeking further clarification” from the departments of arts, sports and culture and of transport as to how those regulations would impact on the planned participation.
“A final decision was only likely to be finalised early next week – once those clarifications had been assessed internally and with SA Rugby’s SANZAAR partners,” the statement read.