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It’s official, no local rugby to come

Local club rugby to make 2021 return

There will be no rugby action for what’s remaining of 2020, according to both amateur rugby clubs which represent the city of Boksburg in Valke rugby, East Rand United (ERU) and the Makopano Boksburg Rugby Club (BRC).

Following the permission given by the South African Rugby Union (SARU), otherwise known as SA Rugby in mid-October to amateur rugby clubs for the return to action, hope of seeing some rugby action was rekindled but the two Boksburg clubs have put off any suspicion of a return this year.

Speaking to the Advertiser about a potential return following the go-ahead by SA Rugby, BRC head coach Lukas van der Schyff said: “For this year, we are completely at a standstill and we’re looking at starting with training around January 5. We’ll take it from there. There’s also been speculation that the season will get underway in March or earlier but as soon as that’s confirmed, we will communicate it.”

The Advertiser also spoke to ERU mentor Alvandre Maart about immediate plans at the Reiger Park outfit following the go-ahead given by the powers that be. The former Merlin League-winning captain echoed his opposites’ sentiments.

“To be honest, I think we will start next year with preparations, early in the second week of January.”

Maart also added he will name his new captain when the multiple Valke Peregrine League finalists begin preparations, explaining he has made his mind up on who will lead United come the beginning of the season.

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