According to reports from European media, the next edition of the Champions Cup could add South African teams. The possibility that Stormers, Bulls, Sharks and Lions are part of the 2021 – 2022 edition of the European Club Cup It will depend, among other things, on how the pandemic progresses in Africa.
The postponement of the landing of all the South African franchises in the Pro14 somewhat cooled the idea that was in the minds of several of the fans: the inclusion of the South African franchises in the maximum competition at the club level of the old continent. The truth is that from the European media, the rumor about the four South African franchises being able to be part of the competition in the next edition is getting louder; an arrangement that was surely in consideration when the SARU made the decision, to choose to leave Super Rugby with a European destination.
There will be several issues to consider in relation to the logistics and format of the competition, with the presence of the South African teams. The advance of the pandemic and how it affects South Africa, also appears as a fundamental point when considering the viability of a rumor that, if materialized, would mark a before and after for the traditional European competition.