Oliver Zono of the Border Bulldogs during the 2016 Absa Currie Cup match between Golden Lions and Border Bulldogs at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 08, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The Department of Sports and Recreation of the Eastern Cape released a statement earlier on Friday.

The Department has therefore ring-fenced an amount of R4 248 100.00 for the 2019 season. The utilization of the funds will be administered by SA Rugby as guided by the service level agreement signed by DSRAC (Department of Sport Recreation, Arts and Culture) and SA Rugby.


The department remains committed in assisting to solve any challenges related to situation of Border Rugby, including Club competitions and access to facilities.