Club rugby season officially cancelled for 2020


LOCAL membership rugby sides had been able to compete contained all by means of the widespread annual Pongola Rugby Day and Bozas Cup in eShowe earlier this yr, earlier to the season was positioned on ice owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On account of the nation went by means of months of lockdown, there was nonetheless hope of shifting the season to early September, to complete inside the primary week of December.

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Nonetheless the 2020 membership rugby season was formally cancelled after the Zululand Rugby Sub Union acquired communications from SARU stating that every one newbie rugby might be cancelled for the yr.

Zululand Rugby Sub Union President Junior Makhoba instructed the ZO that their focus now shifts onto planning the 2021 season.

‘Previous to the official begin of the mannequin new season, the Zululand senior workers will compete contained all by means of the Ebbo Bastard rivals in route of Durban, Midlands, Southern Natal and Northern Natal,’ talked about Makhoba.

‘We’re the defending champions, having gained the trophy remaining season.’

Membership groups will then full their frequent pre-season educating and compete contained all by means of the widespread annual Bozas Cup Match in eShowe and the Pongola Rugby Day earlier to formally kicking off their season.

The Richards Bay Rugby Membership can have one U20 workers competing contained all by means of the KZNRU League and their first and second groups will compete contained all by means of the Premier League.

Empangeni Rugby Membership, Richards Bay three, Hluhluwe, eSikhawini, Unizulu, eShowe, Mtubatuba and Pongola will compete for the Stewart Defend and Weber Cup.

‘As a union, we’re planning on launching our non-public U19 league subsequent yr which isn’t solely thrilling, nonetheless will help with expertise scouting for the enlargement of membership rugby ultimately.’

 

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