Premier Rugby instructed Bath to pull Butch James from South Africa’s Test against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
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Premier Rugby are insisting that Bath withdraw James from the clash despite Saturday’s game having Test match status and falling in an international rugby window.
The confusion seems to arise with the refusal of Gloucester to allow four of their Scotland internationals to take place in an uncapped Test match against Japan tonight.
SA Rugby are yet to release an official comment on the matter, but are understood to be talking to Premier Rugby about the issue.
It appears the matter has been resolved.Premier Rugby wanted assurance that the Test was an IRB sanctioned match.
The question is would a test match still be a test if not sanctioned by the IRB?Anyhoo, so much for the rugby news slowing down.
It apears as if the story has once again changed.Butch is now extremely unlikely to play in the Test as Premier Rugby has raised concerns of the “players wellbeing”Tweet