GAVIN RICH: Jacques Nienaber’s doubts over Rugby Championship are sensible
There is no guarantee contact will be allowed soon, with rugby depending on what the government allows
Dates have been set for a 2020 edition of the Rugby Championship but don’t bet on it featuring the world champions — Jacques Nienaber appears to think it would be crazy to participate and the Springbok coach is right.
World Rugby has announced that the southern hemisphere international competition has been scheduled from November 7 to December 12 in New Zealand. But SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux will lean on the advice of director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and Nienaber before deciding whether the world champions will participate.