The following from News 24:-
World Rugby has proposed a revised international calendar for 2020 with the Rugby Championship to be played between 7 November and 12 December in New Zealand.
"The rescheduling of the domestic, European and international calendars will accommodate the ability for the professional clubs to have access to their star southern hemisphere international players for the completion of the postponed and rescheduled 2019/20 seasons at a time in which they would have ordinarily been on international duty in August and September.
"All parties remain committed to continued dialogue regarding long-term men’s and women’s calendar reform that harmonises the international and club environments for the betterment of all," the statement concluded.
The tests being played in New Zealand will have serious problems for SA. The SA players will have very little or even no game time for more than eight months and it is not clear whether they would be allowed full training by September, The only way they would be allowed to train would be if they are flown out to New Zealand three weeks or so before the Championship. One can only assume that in the period there will only be 3 tests played by each side like normally happened om WC years,
What is not clear from the statement is what will happen to the EOY test program. Will that also be played in New Zealand?