Tournament organisers have confirmed that plans for the men’s Six Nations remain as scheduled, but that the women’s and U20 competitions have been postponed until later this year due to Covid-19.
England-based writer Paul Grayson says the time has come to bring South Africa on board in the Six Nations at the expense of Italy.
South African-born Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe says he wants to improve as a Test player now that his ‘nervous and emotional’ international debut is out of the way.
South African-born lock David Ribbans has been included in England’s 36-man squad for the revised 2020 Test season.
Ireland kept their Six Nations title hopes very much alive with a 50-17 bonus-point victory over Italy in Dublin on Saturday.
Four South Africans, including uncapped duo Duhan van der Merwe and Oli Kebble, have been included in Scotland’s 40-man squad for the revised 2020 Test season.
The Six Nations have reportedly unanimously thrown their support behind the idea to have the Springboks participate in the upcoming Eight Nations competition.
The Money Man and Mark Keohane discuss why the Springboks should play in the Eight Nations tournament rather than head to New Zealand for the Rugby Championship.
Bernard Laporte has confirmed they are in advanced negotiations with SA Rugby to have the Springboks replace Japan in the Eight Nations competition later this year.
SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux says talks over the global calendar have progressed and an agreement could be reached as early as July this year. DYLAN JACK reports.