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The board of SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd – which trades as the Southern Kings – has placed the insolvent company into voluntary liquidation.
Karne Hesketh’s 84th-minute score sealed the biggest shock in World Cup history as Japan stunned South Africa 34-32 in Brighton in 2015.
The battle lines are being drawn for a Springbok Showdown, which will pit the local stars and top, up-and-coming talent against each other.
Montpellier were dealt a massive setback after it was revealed that Springbok fly-half Handre Pollard has suffered a serious knee injury.
Steve Diamond has revealed that Lood de Jager will require surgery on his injured shoulder and will potentially be out of action for six months.
Australia will host the 2020 Rugby Championship, which will include New Zealand and Argentina, but with South Africa still not confirmed.
Rugby World Cup holders South Africa are being lined up to replace Japan in this year’s Eight Nations Tournament, according to reports.