Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
30 Mar 2020
8:01 am

Lions president reveals crucial Super Rugby meeting on Friday

Rudolph Jacobs

Neville Jardine hopes a clearer picture emerges by the weekend and doesn't rule out franchises needing bailouts to survive Covid-19.

Lions president Neville Jardine. Photo: Gallo Images.

A much clearer picture on the immediate future of Super Rugby could be expected by this coming weekend, Golden Lions president Neville Jardine hopes. “Obviously the commercial side is vital,” said Jardine, who succeeded Kevin de Klerk as Lions president at the end of last year after serving 25 years on the chairman’s council and nine years as the union’s deputy president. “But we are set to have a conference call on Friday with Sanzaar, who will then direct us on the possible road ahead.” With the competition forced to a standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jardine admitted there...