Australia could be the organizer of the Rugby Championship. This is reported by the media of that country and New Zealand, who realize that on Thursday there will be a virtual meeting of Sanzaar to discuss and try to define the venue of the tournament for the four countries of the southern hemisphere, to be played for six weeks between November and December .
The possible change of venue could occur since the country of the All Blacks does not allow international teams to enter its territory as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, sources with knowledge of the negotiations say there is a strong possibility that Australia could take the Championship from New Zealand due to a superior business model and better quarantine conditions.
Queensland and New South Wales have been touted as venues, while the New Zealand government has not exactly given round approval to welcome visiting teams for rugby tests as it navigates through a second wave of cases of coronavirus.
Bledisloe Cup matches are likely to take place in both countries, but it is the participation of South Africa and Argentina that is turning into a logistical nightmare for the organizers, who need to make a decision sooner rather than later.
The CEOs of SANZAAR member unions will participate in a telephone conversation late Thursday night – Australian time – to discuss the various options and make concrete plans.