SA Rugby announced that there will only be one Currie Cup match this weekend following the unrest in parts of the country.
GRIQUAS’ Currie Cup match against the Bulls in Kimberley on Saturday has been cancelled, as has Friday’s game in Durban between the Sharks and the Pumas.
SA Rugby has quaintly described the reason for the cancellation as “extraordinary circumstances”.
Extraordinary, indeed, and also incredibly sad.
The rules of the Currie Cup make provision for the cancellation of matches due to “extraordinary circumstances” and, as a result, the scores in both these matches will be noted as 0-0, with all four teams awarded four log points.
SA Rugby has also said that the same will apply to the match that was cancelled last weekend, between the Lions and the Sharks (0-0 and four log points each).
The good news is that Saturday’s match between the Lions and the Cheetahs in Johannesburg will take place.
Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said: “We are living in unusual times and while it’s never ideal to have to cancel matches, we had very few other options.
“We would like to thank the teams, sponsors, our broadcaster and other stakeholders for working together to find solutions to our challenges.”