A “Super Exciting” 2020 Rugby Calendar Awaits South Africans

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A "Super Exciting" 2020 rugby season could be on the menu if gossip is to be believed.

The Springboks is set to start the defence of their Rugby Championship title from 25 October 2020 in Australia. Taking into account a compulsory 14 days quarantine period the Boks will play their last local games on 10 October 2020. A rumour is doing the rounds that a "development" squad of up to 45 players will travel to Australia. Lukhanyo Am is said to be the favourite to captain this squad which will have a major European flavour to it. Local heroes like Siya Kolisis and Pieter Steph du Toit is likely to stay behind.

Super Hero Sunday at Loftus on 27 September 2020 and a North v South game on 03 March 2020 at Newlands is to be used as "trials" for the Bok Tour to Australia. The Bulls is set to play the Sharks while the Lions and Stormers will battle.

The Super Zans Afrika (Currie Cup) will get going on 10 October 2020 without the Boks.

The Cheetahs and Griquas have scheduled matches on the 26th September in Kimberley and the 2nd October in Bloemfontein, as warm-up games.

The schedule for the Super Zans Afrika (Currie Cup) is suggested to be:

10 October 2020: Cheetahs vs Pumas, Sharks teen Lions, Bulls teen Griquas.
17 October 2020: Griquas vs Bulls, Griquas vs Pumas, Stormers vs Lions.
24 October 2020: Lions vs Cheetahs, Bulls vs Sharks, Pumas vs Stormers.
31 October 2020: Bulls vs Stormers, Lions vs Griquas, Pumas vs Sharks.
7 November 2020: Sharks vs Cheetahs, Lions vs Bulls, Griquas vs Stormers.
14 November 2020: Griquas vs Sharks, Stormers vs Cheetahs, Lions vs Pumas.
21 November 2020: Cheetahs vs Griquas, Bulls vs Pumas, Sharks vs Stormers.
28 November 2020: Stormers vs Bulls, Griquas vs Lions, Sharks vs Pumas.
5 December 2020: Bulls vs Cheetahs, Pumas vs Griquas, Lions vs Stormers.
12 December 2020: Cheetahs vs Lions, Sharks vs Bulls, Stormers vs Pumas.
19 December 2020: Pumas vs Cheetahs, Lions vs Sharks, Griquas vs Bulls.
26 December 2020: Cheetahs vs Sharks, Bulls vs Lions, Stormers vs Griquas.
2 January 2021: Sharks vs Griquas, Cheetahs vs Stormers, Pumas vs Lions.
9 January 2021: Griquas vs Cheetahs, Pumas vs Bulls, Stormers vs Sharks.
16 January 2021: Semi-finals.
23 Januarie 2021: Final