The Rugby Championship could be played mainly between New Zealand and Australia from August to October, according to New Zealand media with the possibility that Argentina faces the Springboks outside the Tasmanian nations.
As reported by the New Zealand Herald, All Blacks would play all three Bledisloe Cup games against the Wallabies on consecutive Saturdays on August 7, 14 and 21.. Two of them would also be part of the Rugby Championship. Wellington, Melbourne, and Auckland have been proposed as the three likely locations, potentially in that order.
NZ Rugby boss Mark Robinson had previously indicated that he had a strong desire to organize the championship mainly between the two nations and the recent travel bubble through Tasmania, allowing free movement between countries, has allowed it to become a reality.
People say that Sanzaar organizers seek clarification on the freedom of the trans-Tasman movement for Argentina and South Africa once they have approved their initial border isolation requirements.
The obvious intention is that Australia and New Zealand each host their respective tests against Boks and Pumas within their nations.
NZ Rugby would be looking to host the Boks event, the 100th meeting between the two major rivals, at Eden Park, and the Pumas clash is likely to take place in Dunedin or Hamilton.
The Championship schedule is also scheduled to be presented by Sanzaar within the next two weeks.