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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.

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“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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