In an uncertain context for rugby globally, in an official statement, SANZAAR stated that, today, New Zealand is positioned as the best option to be the only venue for the Rugby Championship 2020.
“After successfully restarting Super Rugby Autralia and Super Rugby Aotearoa, our focus is now on the Rugby Championship, which will be played in a central location. We have determined that New Zealand is currently the best option given the stability of the pandemic within the region, “explained the entity through its statement.
And he developed: “However, for this alignment with the New Zealand Government around its requirements for this to happen is essential. SANZAAR is well advanced in planning together with New Zealand Rugby, which in turn is now seeking approval from his authorities. Details are expected to be announced in the near future. “
Finally, the organization dedicated a separate paragraph to the situation that Argentina is going through in terms of rugby, different from that of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa: “Unfortunately, the pandemic has been particularly hard for Argentines, since the size and the duration of the “isolation” has meant that they cannot play in any national competition during this 2020. That said, SANZAAR continues to work with the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) in search of solutions to give their players significant preparation for the Rugby Championship “.