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Rugby Championship cut in half as world champions South Africa pull out – The Guardian

South Africa will not take part in the Rugby Championship, leaving the tournament greatly diminished 16 days before its scheduled start

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World champions South Africa will not take part in the Rugby Championship, leaving the southern hemisphere championship greatly diminished 16 days before its scheduled start.
The annual Test tournament also featuring New Zealand, Australia and Argentina was already delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and is being staged in one country for the first time.
Naturally, it is extremely disappointing that the Springboks, due to the continued complexities of operating in and around this Covid environmen…

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