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Sport will go bankrupt this year if stadiums stay closed: SA Rugby

SA Rugby has lost R25m in revenue since the restrictions were put in place due to the Covid pandemic

Sports reporter

SA Rugby's compelling case to host fans in stadiums was strengthened after the sport department director general’s office said it had received and approved operational guidelines and plans from the rugby governing body to stage various events.

SA Rugby bosses, led by president Mark Alexander, made a virtual presentation before parliament’s sports portfolio committee this week and revealed the organisation is planning for a 100% capacity event at the 55,000-seater Cape Town Stadium for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in September.

The organisation said tickets for the three-day event from September 9 to 11 went on sale on February 28, and are selling fast as 40 men and women’s teams from across the globe head for Cape Town...

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