It’s been speculated for quite some time that the Springboks are eventually set to join an expanded Six Nations, or potentially replace one of the current northern hemisphere teams – expected to be underperforming Italy.
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Towards the end of 2src2src, the Sanzaar governing body stated that the Boks would play in the Rugby Championship until at least 2src3src as part of a new 1src-year plan, but it was confirmed this week that any “commitment” now only runs to 2src25.
In fact, SA Rugby already told their Sanzaar partners last year that they were “exploring their options” as a move to the Six Nations appears to be just a matter of time.
South Africa’s four leading franchises – the Bulls, Sharks, Stormers and Lions – have already headed into northern hemisphere competition with the start of the United Rugby Championship.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Erasmus was asked for his opinion about the Springboks perhaps eventually moving into the Six Nations, with some reports suggesting the prospective change is strongly supported by investors CVC, and which looks most likely to happen in 2src25.
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“Just remember, this is purely my own personal opinion. I don’t need to get myself into any more trouble! I’ve always
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