In an uncertain context for rugby at a global level, SANZAAR released a statement with the aim of clarifying that, despite the fact that the economic situation caused by the pandemic inevitably brought consequences, it is not disintegrating and highlighted the joint work that is being done. carrying out with the future in mind.
The entity’s CEO, Andy Marinos, explained in detail what they project for the near future: “It goes without saying that we are operating in a very dynamic and fluid environment that has additional layers of complexity. The impact of the pandemic has forced the rethinking of Super Rugby and Rugby Championship competition in 2020. Due to continued uncertainty about international travel for 2021 and beyond, Member Unions are also working on solutions beyond this year that fans will be excited, “the statement said.
He continued: “SANZAAR is not being dismantled. Member unions remain committed to the long-term future as a joint venture. We all recognize the current challenges we face in trying to resolve any possible Super Rugby competition structure that advances in the environment. of the pandemic, however, the restructuring of Super Rugby through reformatted competitions does not mean the dismantling of SANZAAR. “