SA professional rugby franchises return to training on June 15 at the start of what hopefully will be the build-up to a provincial competition beginning in August, but any hopes that means we might still see the Rugby Championship played in 2020 should be tempered by a dose of reality.

The story that has been doing the rounds received airplay again this week, with Perth mooted as the venue for a tournament that will be played in one centre over six weeks, with all players going into two weeks of quarantine on arrival and the games played in a sanitised environment...

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