Legal battle between SA Rugby and ABSA

Date published: June 5 2016

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SA Rugby looks set to take prominent South African bank ABSA to court over money still owed from their sponsorship deal.

ABSA withdrew their sponsorship with the Springboks last year for political reasons. 

However according to Rapport, production was already in place and jerseys with their logo on the front had already been made.

SA Rugby look set to further the matter with legal proceedings after a spokesman confirmed that their legal team is busy dealing with the matter.

“The matter is in the hands of our lawyers, and negotiations with a new sponsor (said to be Blue Label Telecoms) are at an advanced stage," he said.

The Boks will not have a main sponsor on the front of their white jerseys during their three match Test series against Ireland in June.

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