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South Africa withdraw from The Rugby Championship, citing welfare concern – Sydney Morning Herald

After days of speculation, it’s now official. The Springboks will not take part in this year’s Rugby Championship.



“SANZAAR and Rugby Australia have bent over backwards to make the tournament happen and it would have been unfair on them and their partners and state government to delay a decision any longer,” Roux said in a statement.
“This is a hugely disappointing outcome for supporters and commercial partners but the on-going impacts of the pandemic in multiple dispensations mean we are unable to deliver a Springbok team without seriously compromising player welfare, apart from other logistical challenges…

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