This year, the World champions South Africa will back to the Rugby Championship, but the Southern Hemisphere Test Championship has not fully returned to normal, governing body SANZAAR said when announcing the schedule on Friday.
Last year, the tournament was held in Australia and renamed Tri-Nations after the Springboks withdrew due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the 2021 tournament, South Africa will play in two matches against Argentina, while the other ten matches divide equally between Australia and New Zealand.
SANZAAR chief Brendan Morris said in a statement, We only can't play games in Argentina right now due to the effects of the pandemic.
However, the great news is that South Africa return to the Rugby Championship. In 2020, due to a pandemic, South Africa was unable to participate in the tournament.
Like last year, the Pumas will play all their games away, and we thank them again for their understanding. "
Last year, Argentina launched a remarkable campaign, coming out of lockdown and quarantine to beat the All Blacks for the first time and pull the Wallabies twice.
The competition will start on 14 August, where Springboks will face Argentina in South Africa after a series of matches with the British and Irish Lions.
In August, Australia will compete against All Blacks in three test matches, starting with a match outside the Rugby Championship on 7 August at Eden Park to start the Bledisloe Cup. Then they will play in Perth and Wellington on 21 and 28 August respectively as part of the competition.
|August 14||South Africa vs Argentina|
|August 21||Australia vs New Zealand|
|Argentina vs South Africa|
|August 28||New Zealand vs Australia|
|September 11||New Zealand vs Argentina|
|South Africa vs Australia|
|September 18||Argentina vs New Zealand|
|Australia vs South Africa|
|September 25||New Zealand VS South Africa|
|Australia VS Argentina|
|October 2||South Africa VS New Zealand|
|Argentina VS Australia|