The Super Rugby trophy will have no 2020 winner etched on it as the deadly coronavirus sweeping the world takes understandable precedence.
On Wednesday, SA Rugby suspended all games in line with government's policies and objectives on stemming the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
That SA Rugby decision alone rules out the tournament concluding on time as Sanzaar chief executive Andy Marinos is on record as saying if the tournament didn't resume within five weeks of its suspension (March 13-15 after Round 7), there simply wouldn't be enough time to find a winner.
While New Zealand and Australia have both indicated they plan on continuing to train behind closed doors, both countries on Thursday confirmed they would be closing their borders to non-residents.
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