The 2021 rugby tournament, to be held from next October, is very likely to be organized by Australia and New Zealand, according to the agreement introduced by SANZAAR, the body that makes up rugby federations in the two surrounding countries, as well as South Africa. And Argentina.
Sanzar is determined to organize the tournament in the countries of Oceania and confirm the preparation of a bubble, to isolate the players due to the coronavirus epidemic, in every country that brings the idea of the organism closer to reality. NewShub, New Zealand port said.
“Perhaps the best decision we can make in rugby in the best possible environment is to play matches between Australia and New Zealand,” says Brendan Morris, CEO of Sanzaar.
However, the change in the pandemic in the past 12 months has shown that there are no guarantees, and Sanzar has urged both the New Zealand Confederation (NZR) and Australia (RA) to prepare to fully stage the tournament if necessary.
The development of the Super Rugby Trans Tsaman competition, with franchises from Australia and New Zealand (to be played between May 14 and June 19) will serve as a test to determine how potential tournament organizers can organize bubbles.
In this 2021 tournament, South Africa will participate, the current world champion, who did not participate in the match that was held in 2020 in Australia, which was finally called Three Countries, and won by the First Blacks team.
If the contest is running normally, the All Blacks, Wallabies, Los Pumas and Springbooks will all meet in Oceania starting in October.