SA Rugby warns WP Rugby to get its house in order – report

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SA Rugby has reportedly warned the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) that it could be forced to intervene if matters at the Cape union do not improve.

Afrikaans newspaper Rapport reported on Sunday that SA Rugby officials held an “emergency meeting” with WPRFU president Zelt Marais and the union’s professional arm, Western Province Professional Rugby (WPPR), on Friday.

The report added that SA Rugby threatened the WPRFU with a takeover of its operations if the union’s current problems were not resolved. This comes after a letter, supported by WP’s senior clubs, was reportedly sent to SA Rugby asking it to intervene.

The Cape union has been in murky waters of late – in December it faced the news that Flyt Property Investment would be seeking “damages” over reneging on an agreement signed in June 2020, while American consortium MVM Holdings pulled out of negotiations around a prospective investment.


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White House coronavirus task force warns some Covid-19 strains ‘may have evolved into a more transmissible virus’

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“This fall/winter surge has been at nearly twice the rate of rise of cases as the spring and summer surges. This acceleration and the epidemiologic data suggest the possibility that some strains of the US COVID-19 virus may have evolved into a more transmissible virus,” reports sent to states dated January 10 and obtained by CNN said.

The report continued, “Given that possibility, and the presence of the UK variant that is already spreading in our communities and may be 50% more transmissible, we must be ready for and mitigate a much more rapid transmission.”

Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shot down an item included in the January 3 task force state reports that suggested there was a homegrown “USA variant” of coronavirus, a misperception that began on a call with governors, an administration official told CNN.

But the official made it very clear US … Read More