The President of the SA Rugby Union (SARU) Mark Alexander again urged the government to immediately reinstate the 100% capacity at the country’s rugby stadiums.
Alexander says the sport is currently under heavy financial pressure, due to the two years of lockdown restrictions, and the 50% limit at major sporting events.
He says rugby tournaments can generate up to R18.6-billion this year if fully attended.
Alexander urges the government to lift the attendance restrictions before July when the Springboks play their first Test for 2022.
Alexander says it’s unfair that shopping malls are allowed to receive large numbers of people on a daily basis, while sporting events have to be content with half-empty stadiums.
He says it is extremely important for the sport if it wants to survive this financial year, that more people should be allowed at stadiums.
- Transitional regulations, in place for the next 30 days, can be challenged in court.
- The National State of Disaster could be reinstated if the next wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is worse than expected.
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