Namibian rugby raises R900k to help SA teams compete in Currie Cup

Namibian rugby raises R900k to help SA teams compete in Currie Cup

- The Namibian Rugby Union has come to the rescue of South African teams competing in the Currie Cup First Division

- The Namibian Rugby Union has reportedly raised more than R900 000 in order to assist South African teams with travel costs

- Teams like the Leopards, Border and the Griffons have indicated that they would be unable to travel to Namibia due to financial constraints and would forfeit these matches

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The Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) has come to the rescue of South African teams competing in the Currie Cup First Division. South African teams like Border, the Griffons and the Leopards earlier indicated that they would be unable to travel to Namibia due to financial constraints.

The NRU has reportedly raised more than R900 000 in order to assist South African teams with travel arrangements during the upcoming season.

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The Leopards recently announced that it was seriously considering forfeiting away matches because of budget constraints.

Briefly.co.za gathered that this decision was largely caused by SA Rugby’s shock decision to reduce the budgets of smaller unions by 52%.

Sport24.com reported that Border and the Griffons had expressed similar concerns about the high costs of travelling to locations in Namibia which had become a huge financial burden in the wake of the budget reduction.

The Currie Cup First Division is scheduled to start this weekend with several matches taking place in Windhoek, Kempton Park, George and Robertson.

The Leopards will face the SWD Eagles in George on Friday, Boland will take on the Cavaliers in Robertson on Saturday, Namibia Welwitschias will face the Griffons in Windhoek on Saturday and the final match of the weekend will take place between the Valke and Border Bulldogs in Kempton Park.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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