New Zealand Rugby says that they are open to the idea of introducing a player draft to Super Rugby.
The Springboks’ future participation in the Rugby Championship is in doubt if SA Rugby’s SANZAAR partners won’t budge on restructuring the tournament calendar.
A host of new law trials aimed at speeding up the game will be introduced at two Queensland Reds matches in Australia.
Former Test referee Nigel Owens says the 20-minute red card law trialled during the upcoming Rugby Championship is similar to dropping fines for speeding.
Sanzaar has confirmed that it will be reintroducing the 20-minute red card law trial for the 2022 Rugby Championship, in which a red-carded player can be replaced after 20 minutes.
The Springboks, All Blacks, Wallabies and Los Pumas all began the Test season with victories over northern hemisphere opponents on Saturday.
In a move that would have big ramifications for the global game, Rugby Australia has reportedly told New Zealand Rugby they are strongly considering a permanent departure from Super Rugby.
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons says he hopes the Springboks turn down the Six Nations and stay in the Rugby Championship beyond 2025.
Sanzaar has announced that the Springboks will continue playing in the Rugby Championship until 2025, amid reports of a revival of the World Nations Championship concept.
The contentious captain’s challenge has been booted for the Super Rugby Pacific competition, which gets underway this weekend.