The Bulls and the Lions have reportedly all tested negative for the coronavirus following their return from their Australasian Super Rugby tours.
They have been in self-isolation since their arrival last weekend after their travels were cut short by the Australian and New Zealand governments closing their borders to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sport24 claim that the South African teams will look to start training in small groups once they get the all-clear.
Meanwhile Down Under, the Aussies and Kiwis have stopped all training after their nationwide shutdown in both countries.
It means tentative plans for a local derby competition for the Super Rugby have also been suspended.
Rugby Australia hoped to launch on April 3 a shortened competition involving its four Super Rugby teams and the Perth-based Western Force but now says that competition won’t begin until at least May 1.
New Zealand also sought to create a competition among its five Super Rugby franchises but said Monday that would not be possible as the government moved toward a more comprehensive national lockdown.
All rugby in New Zealand has now been stopped “for the foreseeable future” and teams have been told to stop group training.
#BullsFamily In these uncertain times, it is important to hold onto hope. Stay home, follow the guidelines set out by health professionals and most importantly, stay safe. #MotivationalMonday pic.twitter.com/IDZT3z6Gaa— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) March 23, 2020
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson said his organisation’s priority was the health of players and fans.
Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said the sport’s stakeholders were united behind the decision to suspend all rugby at this stage.