With the Rugby Championship now over, the President of the UAR Marcelo Rodriguez was expressed regarding the reorganization of the tournament in Australia, Super Rugby AU, Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby Trans-Tasman and stated that “The work that the SANZAAR Operations Committee did to deliver these tournaments to us was incredible and the attitude shown by all stakeholders shows that the spirit of rugby is alive and well. “
In turn, the SANZAAR executive added: “We faced a lot of obstacles at different points in the year, but we found the means and ways to pull ourselves together and move on.”, referring to the total of 69 games that were disputed in 2021 in the various competitions in the southern hemisphere.
Finally, Brendan Morris, CEO of the organization, he maintained in this regard: “2021 is probably one of the most challenging years SANZAAR can remember in terms of organizing and delivering tournaments.But we learned many lessons from 2020 and the success in delivering our tournaments is summed up in the strong working relationships that exist between all stakeholders. That includes the ten Super Rugby teams, the four national teams, and our broadcast and commercial partners. “