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OPINION | Rugby needs to scrap the archaic and boring team announcement

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What if we knew Jay-Cee Nel was only making his Bulls Currie Cup debut two hours before kick-off? (Gallo Images)
What if we knew Jay-Cee Nel was only making his Bulls Currie Cup debut two hours before kick-off? (Gallo Images)

As innocuous as it sounds, the Bulls' team announcement for Wednesday's Currie Cup clash against the Lions was memorable... because it wasn't a team announcement (at least initially).

Left a bit in limbo because of a few outstanding Covid-19 test results, Jake White couldn't on Monday name his match-23 within the standard 48-hours before kick-off.

So an extended squad of 28 was sent out - not that I believe SA Rugby has any problem with delayed team announcements in the current climate.

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