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This year
The Rugby Championship launches its own annual U20 tournament
New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina will play in the round-robin tournament.
Six Nations and Rugby Championship teams set to meet in new tournament from 2026
New global tournament to be played in July and November every other year, alternating with Lions Tour and World Cup.
Last year
Rugby Championship abandons home and away format
The competition this year begins with World Cup winners South Africa hosting Rugby Championship title-holders New Zealand on August 6.
All time
Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa
SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, stated that South Africa’s participation in this year’s competition had yet to be confirmed.
New Zealand set to host centralised Rugby Championship for 2020
A radical revamp of Super Rugby is also under consideration.
Six Nations confirms it's working with SANZAAR on 'aligned global calendar'
The two bodies have been in discussions during the lockdown.
No breaks in next year's Super Rugby season due to World Cup
Organisers have confirmed the schedule and format for next year’s competition.
South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby
The drastic restructure comes amid financial losses and widespread fan discontent over the confusing and unbalanced competition.