South Africa (Springboks) Join the Rugby Championship in 2021

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South Africa Join the Rugby Championship in 2021

South Africa (Springboks) Join the Rugby Championship in 2021

2021 Rugby Championship Schedule

 

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.


Rugby Championship fixtures 2021

Date Matches
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


 

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