South Africa rejoined the Rugby Championship until 2030

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South Africa rejoined the Rugby Championship until 2030

South Africa rejoined the Rugby Championship until 2030

The South African World Championship team has been committed to the Rugby Championship until 2030. The Springboks pulled out from the 2020 competition due to concerns about player health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are reports that South Africa hopes to join the 2024 Six Nations after the next World Cup. However, South Africa rugby welcomes plans to reorganize the competition, which includes New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina.

Jurie Roux, chief executive of the governing body, said: We look forward to seeing what the new competitive strategic plan will bring and possibly expanding the market internationally.

SANZAAR (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina rugby) the organizer of the Rugby Championship said, that the home and away set-up will be replaced by a mini-tour calendar.

According to the revised schedule, a team will host another country in two games within one year and then play away with them in the next year.

The Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos said: The re-commitment of the four unions to the long-term future of international competitions is a significant beginning as we will move towards a new vision for the union and the organization in the coming years. 

In the absence of the Rugby Championship 2019  champion South Africa, the rest of the teams will participate in the Three Nations Series (Tri-Nations) this year, which started on 31st October 2020, when New Zealand (All Blacks) win over Australia (wallabies) by a score 43-5 in Sydney.

In September, the four South African Super Rugby teams began exploratory discussions to join the expansion of Pro14.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Super Rugby season canceled, and New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa all have their domestic games this year.

Lux added: Although we have to change our domestic focus, our long history with New Zealand and Australia and also our long friendship with Pumas, we look forward to more world-class test rugby.

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