An end of year Euro tour would be nice.
SA are expected to join the 8 Nations Tournament here in a few weeks and then join the 6 Nations very soon. Not all are pleased about the prospect.
I am not sure about this - it may just be that the AB's do not want to play SA on a regular basis - ie twice a year - in future, In the last four tests they played against SA they won two (one with a two point margin). lost one and drew one. Even in their comments on the Breakthrough program the NZ commentators said they would not have beaten the Springboks in the final.
Remember in the 10 tests the AB's played SA between 2012 and 2017 the Springboks won 1 test and sometimes lost by embarrassing numbers. I do not think the AB's like what they saw in SA rugby under the new coaching set-up.
Looks like the end of the 4 nations as well.
The 8 Nats is replacing this years Winter Tests, it’s not permanent, 6 Nats 2020 has to be completed, it was postponed due to Covid.
The 6 Nats is Home and Away so SA would be at no disadvantage. Pitches are not artificial grass.
@Becs thanks for the update.
I heard that a global season will be decided - and the plan is for countries to meet in the middle in terms of playing season. I even heard that the UK wants to play closer to the summer months when the conditions are better suited to playing a more running game. (Like the World Cup in 2015) - before November.
December to February is often bad weather conditions, so these 3 months could be scrapped from the playing season.
This could be the end of programmed SH rugby....so unnecessary, the old Super 12 and TNs were great competitions.
Agreed Moz losing the RC and Super rugby is a HUGE loss for SA rugby and world rugby as a whole.
The current structure of the super rugby competition is flawed but at least they recognised this and were on track to change it back to the format of all sides playing eachother not that stupid conference system that had local sides playing eachother home and away.
Our super sides playing in the Pro 14 is a huge downgrade in standard. With no English or French clubs involved, the low standard is blatantly obvious, coupled with the fact that the Irish and Welsh sides often play their reserve sides in the competition
Sharkbok, the global season is still up in the air.
Premiership clubs all voted against it, so ?