The Spears hopes of taking part in next year’s Vodacom Super 14 suffered another setback on Tuesday when SA Rugby was granted leave to appeal.
On 4 August, Judge Davis said the Spears were entitled to participate in the 2007 and 2008 Super 14. Now, the same judge has given the national rugby body a second chance.
â€œThe effect of todayâ€™s decision is to suspend the order granted earlier, pending the hearing of the appeal,â€ said SA Rugby acting MD, Basil Haddad. â€œTo expedite the matter, our legal team will attempt to secure an early date for the hearing of the appeal.â€
SA Rugby would not comment further on the matter.