Springboks set to invade Europe and join 6 Nations after 2023

Springboks set to invade Europe and join 6 Nations after 2023

A massive shift in world rugby is expected to take place after 2023 with the Springboks leaving the Rugby Championship and moving into the 6 Nations, expanding it to 7.

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The stakeholders have been in negotiations for a while now to move the Springboks, primarily due to the time zones of the 6 Nations being more in sync with South Africa and allowing for a more profitable partnership.

If the Springboks depart the championship, it would allow Japan and Fiji to enter the competition, which would be a nett gain in terms of progressing rugby further internationally and improving the quality of rugby internationally.

The long flights and jet lag has had a negative effect on the Springboks travelling to New Zealand and Australia.

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This would not rule out tours to Australia and New Zealand by South Africa as it is important to maintain a healthy rivalry between the teams.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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