Jake White has highlighted the benefits of the top franchises playing in the northern hemisphere, while retaining the opportunity for the Boks to still annually face the All Blacks.
SA Rugby has welcomed Sanzaar’s announcement confirming a restructured Rugby Championship, but have hinted ‘possible international expansion is on the cards’.
SA Rugby says media speculation about the Springboks’ participation in the Rugby Championship had been noted, but that no official announcement will be made until Friday.
Leaked minutes from a Sanzaar meeting have revealed New Zealand Rugby agreed to play a six-week Rugby Championship which would finish on 12 December.
Rugby Australia has responded to New Zealand Rugby’s unhappiness with the six-week Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday.
Sanzaar has confirmed they are working with the Argentina Rugby Union in looking for solutions to give their players match preparation ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Ex-All Blacks Jeff Wilson, Sir John Kirwan and Mils Muliaina have slammed Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos’ proposal to stage the Rugby Championship in Australia instead of New Zealand.
Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos says there were just too many barriers to overcome with regard to the Sunwolves’ proposed continued participation in Vodacom Super Rugby.
Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos has praised New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia for successfully reconstructing their respective domestic Vodacom Super Rugby seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says they are still committed to Sanzaar despite recent reports linking South African teams with a move to the northern-hemisphere competitions.