Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
3 Apr 2021
8:00 am

Are SA’s rugby teams ready for the Rainbow Cup?

Rudolph Jacobs

Even the local derbies could be described as lopsided due to the structure of the Rainbow Cup.

Bulls captain Duane Vermeulen (left) will return to action in the Rainbow Cup after missing the Preparation Series. Picture: Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images

How well prepared are the South African teams really for the Rainbow Cup? The new series kicks off in just over three weeks but questions have to be asked about the ability of the four SA franchises to cope with the demands of this new competition. By now it’s well known that the SA sides will be involved in local derbies over the first three rounds before they face European teams in foreign conditions. Bulls and Sharks coaches Jake White and Sean Everitt have already remarked, however, that the structures of the competition will be lopsided with SA teams facing...