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South Africa has voted to pull its four major franchises from Super Rugby and explore expanding their presence in the European PRO14 competition.
Andy Marinos, chief executive of SANZAAR, the organisers of Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship, denies the provincial championship "will never look the same again" if more South African teams join the PRO14.
The South African Government has approved the return-to-play conditions for professional rugby in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
South African rugby will not be left without high-level provincial and international competition because of coronavirus-related concerns, national union chief executive Jurie Roux says.
A 49-strong group of South African rugby players and coaches have come out in support of Lungi Ngidi and the Black Lives Matter movement.
South Africa Rugby will seek to cut spending by 1 billion rand over the next eight months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has plans for a new domestic competition to replace Super Rugby and the PRO14 on the 2020 calendar.
SA Rugby plans could see South African franchises and other provincial teams contest a locally-based competition in view of the current suspension of Super Rugby and the Guinness PRO 14.
The model also ensures the unions and the Springboks work in partnership to develop "players of national interest", and younger players will be offered "commitment clauses" that will reward them for staying in South Africa.
Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13 weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing "the contents of his nose" on Connacht's Colby Fainga'a during their clash last weekend.
Munster used both experience and opportunism to come away with a narrow, but valuable, 30-26 win away over the Cheetahs in the PRO14 in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
Scottish club Edinburgh held off a second half comeback from South Africa's Cheetahs to record a 37-21 win at Murrayfield on Friday.
Cardiff Blues came from 11 points down with just 20 minutes left in the match to emerge victorious against the Cheetahs.
Former Wallaby Henry Speight scored a try in a dramatic finish to ensure a draw for Ulster in their PRO14 encounter against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Scrumhalf Ali Price scored two tries as Glasgow Warriors continued their 100 percent start to the season with a bonus-point 52-24 victory over the Free State Cheetahs.
The Griquas claimed their first win of the 2018 Currie Cup when they rallied from behind to beat the Free State Cheetahs 52-24 in Kimberley on Saturday evening.
The Ospreys ran out convincing 46-14 winners over the Cheetahs from South Africa in their PRO14 fixture at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
A late penalty try wasn't enough for the Cheetahs as they suffered their third successive Currie Cup loss when they went down 29-33 to the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.
The 32-year-old hooker will end his 14-year professional career at the completion of the 2018 Super Rugby season.
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Cheetahs flanker Paul 'Tier' Schoeman, who has been stuck in New Zealand after developing blood clots on the flight over from South Africa, is expected to fly back home on Friday.