Super Rugby has been suspended as form Monday

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Mar 14, 2020, 20:21

Hell - this is the worst news for us rugby lovers coronavirus could have caused.   What the hell are we going to do on site bar frustrating the hell out  of each other until a cure for the virus has been developed.    No rugby - no cricket - no tennis.   All we will get on the sport channels are repeats,   

So lets get real and find some topics to discuss - otherwise  we will go nuts and start wishing w could smack the non=thinking members on the face and scream at them.

They better come up with a vaccine solution soon -  there are stories floating around  that there is medicine cures imminent - something like tomorrow  would do - please   :'(:'(:'(:ninja::ninja::ninja::woot::woot::woot:        

Mar 14, 2020, 20:25

This is all will become clear eventually, but I don't buy the official story yet...bizarre. 

Mar 14, 2020, 21:39

Probably going to be cancelled too, it's a shame the Sharks were finally going to win it...

Mar 15, 2020, 02:55

The fact is that even the match between the  Jaguares and Highlanders has been ssoended,     

Mar 19, 2020, 14:08

...NZ franchises are still playing each other. in a rehashed comp... what about the SA teams....anything happrning?

Mar 19, 2020, 20:27

Just 28 cases in New Zealand so far.All of them from travellers returning from abroad.

Russia has the correct approach......prison for those who so not self isolate after travel abroad.

Mar 19, 2020, 22:16

I see no reason for a ban on any sport event. 

Play the game with empty stands. TV rights can pay for the day.

Problem is with so many flights cancelled, teams will struggle to get to their destination.

Mar 20, 2020, 02:12

I hear Coronavirus is a greater threat to the sick and elderly. Super rugby had it's time, and we will remember it not as it had become, but for what it was. 


Mar 20, 2020, 05:45

.....Got to hand it to the Aussies who are keeping the NRL , AFL and the A league going ...with two NZ teams agreeing to camp in Oz for the least there is some live sport to watch Thursday through to Sunday... long as no players or coaches catch the virus we''ll be good...isolating players and playing in empty stadiums will help...but for some of these codes it's either play or clubs face potential financial ruin....will be a miracle if they all get through the season but such a great attitude sacrificing time with loved ones for the benefit of the game... keeping the ANZAC spirit alive and battling on against all odds...good on ya mates...

Mar 20, 2020, 09:06

I think the SA Government is in panic mode and the fact is that the reason for panic has zero to do with sport of any format.   It had to do with two problem areas, namely -

*   the very high incidence of HIV and TB infection on a major scale in especially the Black  community, as well as the high level of blood level pressure and diabetes problems in the said community due to defective diets making for serious potential lost of life should the coronavirus get into those communities on a wider basis; and

*    other than in the Western Province the catastrophic situation at state hospitals as a result of defective management and bribery and corruption.

In a memorandum based on the normal flue situation every year in SA where an estimated 10 million people suffer from flue every year in SA and bearing in mind the nasty turn of the illness effecting the vulnerable if the coronavirus  is involved should it get into the vulnerable category of people mentioned above Cabinet in a report by experts were informed that -

*   the already poor hospital services would be overwhelmed should even 10% of the potential cases require medical treatment in hospitals ; and

*   the potential loss of life could be as high as 400 000.

The latter figure are regarded as low compared to what could be expected if the coronavirus gets into the broader vulnerable community and the potential loss of life could end up in the millions.   Fact is that before the Government actually allowed for treatment of HIV in SA by the state an estimated 250 000 people died from HIV related illnesses and that was also a low figure compared to the total number of effected people in SA at present,     

The Government caused a near to total clamp down in public meetings and there is no hope that any sport activity in SA would be allowed at all when it involves the public being admitted as spectators,                                 

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