Rugby Africa Adapts Plans For The Coming Season

Coronavirus epidemic requires changes to Rugby Africa’s 2020 calendar and concerted support from all stakeholders

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 19, 2020 – Rugby Africa ( today announced that the start of its 2020 season including tournaments and activities, in general, is put on hold.  The Men’s and Women’s Rugby Africa Cup which is the next scheduled event to kick off on May 30 is postponed. The Executive Committee has taken this decision based on the recommendations from the Medical Committee and in consultation with World Rugby. The decision will be reviewed in a month’s time at the next Executive Committee Meeting.

Last week Rugby Africa postponed the season’s kick-off tournament, the U20 Barthés Trophy ( which was supposed to start on 19 April 2020. Rugby Africa had already taken extensive precautions for its staff in the past week by banning international travel.

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