Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
3 Apr 2020
8:30 am

Extended lockdown would spell real trouble, admits Lions chief

Rudolph Jacobs

Rudolf Straeuli is preaching calm as sport remains at a standstill, but he's not oblivious to nasty realities that might be lurking around the corner.

Rudolf Straeuli. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

The entire sporting world has been brought to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for Golden Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli the work never stops. While Ellis Park remains closed, Straeuli is in constant communication with all concerned role players, and one of the key issues decision-makers had to deal with is the uncertainty surrounding players’ salaries. “We are different to other franchises because we operate three entities, but we have seen worldwide how players have had to take a cut in salary,” Straeuli said. ALSO READ: Why you shouldn’t judge a rugby ‘fat cat’ when he gets...