South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard faces “several months” on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.
Winger Kenki Fukuoka, who helped Japan reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals last year, has said he will not be available for the rugby sevens tournament at the Tokyo Olympics as he will be studying for medical school.
South African Rugby announced a modest post-tax profit of 8.5-million rand ($498,826.29) for 2019 on Wednesday, but chief executive Jurie Roux insists it is well positioned to tackle the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africa’s World Cup hero Cheslin Kolbe has said he would rather play against the British & Irish Lions next year and forego the chance to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
South Africa’s World Cup winning squad are using the score from last year’s final in Japan to launch a campaign to feed people left destitute by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.