World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has hailed the inclusion of Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika in Super Rugby as “a game changer” for rugby in the Pacific region.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma says Los Pumas are keen to play the remainder of their Rugby Championship Tests, no matter where in the world the tournament is held.
The RFU has confirmed its interest in hosting Rugby Championship Tests at Twickenham following the implementation of lockdown restrictions in New Zealand and Australia.
The southern hemisphere’s showpiece Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches were in jeopardy after Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak popped its trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.
The Rebels’ home game against the Crusaders has been moved from Melbourne to Sydney as authorities are still battling to contain a new Covid-19 outbreak in the state of Victoria.
Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos believes the possibility of any South African franchises ever rejoining Vodacom Super Rugby is slim to none.
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.