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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Natal Gets Rugby Place

BRISBANE, Australia -- Organizers of the Super 10 rugby union tournament Wednesday turned down an appeal by New South Wales and guaranteed Natal a place in the final. New South Wales argued against awarding Natal competition points after it decided it would be too dangerous to travel to Durban for a match. Natal was awarded four points for a victory after New South Wales was ruled to have forfeited the match. New South Wales, which declined to visit South Africa because a state-of-emergency was in force in Natal, had argued the match points should be shared, or the game rescheduled for next week at a neutral venue, possibly Johannesburg.