According to the executive director of the Six Nations, Ben Morel, there are no plans to include South Africa in tournament in the near future.
On the other hand, upgrading the July and November windows is considered a higher priority, and the question was raised at the Autumn Nations Series launch.
In recent times, and despite having signed a contract to play in the Rugby Championship until 2030, the Springboks have been involved on several occasions with the highest national team tournament in Europe. On the other hand, SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux had already stated last month that they would be interested in joining, but Morel ruled out an invitation for the near future.
“Currently it is not an option. I understand that South Africa is committed to the Rugby Championship and at the same time our focus is on July and November. “Morel said, adding: “The Six Nations have increased and reduced their number of teams in very few moments during their 140-year history, so it is something we will be very cautious about.”