South Africa A were handed a 17-14 defeat by the Bulls on Saturday as the majority of the Springbok's fringe players got a much-needed run out but failed to impress before next weekend's first test against the British & Irish Lions.
South Africa has voted to pull its four major franchises from Super Rugby and explore expanding their presence in the European PRO14 competition.
Andy Marinos, chief executive of SANZAAR, the organisers of Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship, denies the provincial championship "will never look the same again" if more South African teams join the PRO14.
South Africa's domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fears remain that COVID-19 may yet play a role in restricting international travel to South Africa, and also domestic travel within the country, and SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux says that will in all likelihood see the Lions tour moved to 2022.
The South African Government has approved the return-to-play conditions for professional rugby in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
South African rugby will not be left without high-level provincial and international competition because of coronavirus-related concerns, national union chief executive Jurie Roux says.
A 49-strong group of South African rugby players and coaches have come out in support of Lungi Ngidi and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The South Africa international has been been signed to fill the gap left by another Springboks fullback, Dillyn Leyds, who has moved from Cape Town to La Rochelle in France.
Bulls players have added storytelling to their skillsets in a bid to help children affected by the coronavirus lockdown in South Africa.
South Africa Rugby will seek to cut spending by 1 billion rand over the next eight months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has plans for a new domestic competition to replace Super Rugby and the PRO14 on the 2020 calendar.
South African Super Rugby side the Bulls have appointed World Cup winner Jake White as their new Director of Rugby, the team announced on Wednesday.
SA Rugby plans could see South African franchises and other provincial teams contest a locally-based competition in view of the current suspension of Super Rugby and the Guinness PRO 14.
A remarkable Queensland Reds comeback has secured Brad Thorn's team a 41-17 Super Rugby bonus-point victory over the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium.
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South Africa will have no sides in the semi-finals of Super Rugby for only the second time in 16 years, but it could be just the start of the country's declining fortunes in the competition.
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The model also ensures the unions and the Springboks work in partnership to develop "players of national interest", and younger players will be offered "commitment clauses" that will reward them for staying in South Africa.
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