Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
28 Apr 2020
4:50 pm

Marnus counts blessings as Covid-19 pay cuts bite

Rudolph Jacobs

But the nippy Lions flanker is convinced people will be better human beings when the pandemic is tamed.

Marnus Schoeman has been drafted into the Lions team, in place of Jaco Kriel, for the Bulls match on Wednesday. Picture: Getty Images

Life-changing pay cuts have hit the country’s leading rugby players like a typical highveld hailstorm. As advised by SA Rugby, locally-based players will have to take a 25 to 35% pay cut depending on their salary scale due to the financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, while some of them have a three-week window to explore overseas options. But because the implications reach much further than the rugby community, live wire Lions flanker Marnus Schoeman believes it is better to count your blessings than mope about the situation. “The lockdown has greatly affected the economy and has influenced everybody...