Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
23 Apr 2020
7:57 am

The joy and peril of playing Super Rugby and Rugby Champs all at once

Rudolph Jacobs

Touted as a way to mitigate some of the massive Covid-19 losses rugby will make, Lions coach Cash van Rooyen lays out the pros and cons.

Ivan Van Rooyen (coach) of the Lions during the Emirates Lions press conference at Emirates Airline Park on February 06, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi / Gallo Images

Lions head coach Cash van Rooyen believes running the Rugby Championship and Super Rugby concurrently could be to the benefit of all the major role players even though it will be a big test of depth. Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos said recently such a step could be the most realistic answer to exercising damage control because of the Covid-19 pandemic. And with SA Rugby confirming a budget cut of up to R1 billion this week, finding ways like these to minimise financial losses might prove to be very feasible. “It’s interesting times and at the moment I don’t have all...