The Rugby Championship 2021 schedule has been announced by Sanzaar on Friday. This year, world champions South Africa will back to the Rugby Championship and will play two matches against Argentina in South Africa. The majority of the matches will take place equally in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2020, the South African team pulled out from the competition due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the entire tournament was played in Australia and renamed the Tri-Nations.
Currently, we just cannot compete in Argentina because of the effect of a pandemic, said chief Brendan Morris of SANZAAR.
However, this is the most interesting news for fans that Springboks will return to the Rugby Championship. In 2020, due to the pandemic, they were not able to participate in the competition.
Argentina will play all their matches away from home like the previous year, and we thank them for understanding once again.
Argentina started an amazing campaign in 2020, after lockdown and quarantine for the first time Argentina defeated New Zealand and drew the Wallabies twice.
The event will kick off on 14 August when South Africa will play against Argentina in South Africa after their series against the British and Irish Lions.
Before the Rugby Championship, Australia will battle against New Zealand in three Bledisloe Cup test matches. The first match will play at Eden Park on 7 August 2021.
Australia plays the rest of the two test matches in Perth and Wellington on 21 and 28 August, respectively, as part of the competition.
South Africa Vs Argentina
Australia Vs New Zealand
Argentina Vs South Africa
New Zealand Vs Australia
New Zealand Vs Argentina
South Africa Vs Australia
Argentina Vs New Zealand
Australia Vs South Africa
New Zealand Vs South Africa
Australia Vs Argentina
South Africa Vs New Zealand
Argentina Vs Australia