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OPINION | Bok stayaway: Big bucks go bang... but local scene turns boutique

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All Blacks v Springboks (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
All Blacks v Springboks (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The multimillion-rand loss of revenue involved means that SA Rugby will have made their now confirmed decision to keep the Springboks away from the Rugby Championship with a barely disguised wince.

It may even have been nearer an overt wail, given the backdrop of the especially severe economic climate, through the ravages of Covid-19.

For all that, it is almost impossible not to sense that a certain, rare degree of moral high ground has been achieved here by the governing body of the sport in this country.

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