I don't know if any of you have been following the latest movement around the internationals this year, but it looks like SA will participate in the one off 8 nations tournament in November.
Personally I think that it is a great idea, better time zone, travel and some decent norther hemisphere teams with a better chance for SA to get ready for the Lions tour next year.
NZ and Aus have been ahead of SA in terms of getting their teams playing, but I definitely do not want to play them at this stage. NZ has an unrivalled advantage as they are now already doing their trial games.
Further, most of our Boks are already based in Europe which will help us even more when it comes to selecting a team and some of the SA players are not doing too bad.
I also think it is time to ditch the championship and go back to traditional tours where SA and NZ play each other every year but on 3 match streak, but can also rotate Aus.
Followed by an end of your 8 nations tournament which can be split between the 2 hemispheres that would allow for incoming and outgoing tours in the same Window of Oct - December
Looks like some sliver lining Covid might have brought