Spears spirit finally broken

Spears CEO Tony McKeever may have won a salary reprieve but the Spears won’t be breathing in this year’s Absa Currie Cup.

The South African Rugby Union finally sent out a final fixture list for 2006 and it is Griquas who feature in the Currie Cup and not the Spears. Despite McKeever’s Winston Churchill-like bravado that he would fight SARU on just about every surface, it would appear that paying the hapless CEO a monthly wage is all it took to suffocate the fighting talk.

The Sharks host the Lions in the first round of matches on June 23 and the following day Free State’s Cheetahs play Griquas, Western Province travel to Witbank and the Bulls are at home to the Falcons.