While SANZAAR officially announced that the 2020 Rugby Championship will be held in Australia, its CEO Andy Marinos stated that what is not yet confirmed is that South Africa will participate in the competition that will be played between November 7 and December 12 .
According to his explanation, the participation or not of the Springboks will depend on factors that exceed SANZAAR: “The progress and impact of the pandemic has varied from country to country and international sports competition is currently suspended in South Africa,” Marinos started.
And then he detailed that “the participation of South Africa will depend, then, on the relaxation of this suspension, as well as on overcoming a series of other logistical challenges, including the opening of international air borders. The African national team is expected to return to competitive play next month (October), leaving a relatively short time to prepare. “