Saracens Chief Executive Ed Griffiths presided over an emergency meeting of staff and players at the club’s training ground on Friday as efforts continue to reduce the wage bill.
The European Champions Cup is set for a dramatic final weekend, with three PRO14 Rugby sides looking to join Irish side Leinster in the last eight.
Stedman Gans will captain the Springbok Sevens squad to Hamilton and Sydney for the third and fourth tournaments of the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens Series, because of injury to Siviwe Soyizwapi.
The Bulls team for the #SuperHeroSunday match against the Lions at the FNB Stadium on Sunday include a World Champion Warrick Gelant, Springbok Ivan van Zyl, four former internationals in Springboks Morné Steyn, Juandré Kruger. Cornal Hendricks and former Scottish No 8 Josh Strauss, and current Blitzboks star Rosko Specman.
Local PRO14 Rugby participants Southern Kings will get an opportunity to test their depth against a near Super Rugby strength squad when the Eastern Cape franchise clashes with the Stormers in a friendly in Kynsna on Friday night.