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    Players will continue to receive sabbaticals from Super Rugby sides, despite the financial pressures caused by Covid-19

    Players will continue to receive sabbaticals from Super Rugby sides, despite the financial pressures caused by Covid-19


    Blues first-five Beauden Barrett will head to Japan next year, bypassing the Super Rugby season, after having the flexibility written into his contract pre-pandemic.

    Blues CEO Andrew Hore can't rule out more sabbaticals to other players in the future, but says they have to fit certain criteria.



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