Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
23 Jan 2021
9:15 am

Let’s salute our rugby players and coaches; they deserve praise and thanks

Ken Borland

It's easy to criticise the standard of rugby, but let's not forget we're in the middle of a pandemic and it's the middle of summer.

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt and captain Lukhanyo Am discuss team tactics ahead of their Currie Cup semifinal with Western Province. The teams have all been under added stress and pressure, training and playing in a time of a global pandemic. Picture: Getty Images

As the Currie Cup approaches what will hopefully be a thrilling end, there have been some apocalyptic comments about the poor quality of the rugby and how South Africa are allegedly once again miles behind the rest of the world. People going on about the end of the world being nigh should generally be treated with some scepticism and it was good to hear Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus provide some much-needed perspective this week. In case anyone has forgotten, our Currie Cup teams are trying to play rugby in the middle of a global pandemic. Obviously the major focus...