SANZAAR confirmed that despite withdrawing from this year's competition, the South Africa World Champions still participated in the 10-year rugby championship again.
South Africa decided not to travel to Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the event becomes the Tri-Nations with Argentina and New Zealand.
There are reports that this may cause the Springboks to permanently withdraw from the game and seek to enter the Six Nations League. This is a game that is more consistent with the South African time zone and therefore causes less physical harm to the players.
However, the union has now renewed its commitment to sticking with the rugby championship through 2030 and reorganize the rugby championship to include 12 games set-up with teams competing at home or away with each other under the new mini-tour schedule accepted in 2019.
SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said in a statement: The re-commitment of the four Unions to the long-term future of international games is an important start as the organization and the union has taken a new direction in the coming years.
This is the first in a series of announcements that we will continue to plan until 2021 and beyond. The disruptive changes in 2020 are huge, but despite the numerous Setbacks and the complexity inherent in our vast territory, we still managed to keep the game alive and look forward to the rest of revamping Tri-Nations to close the curtain on the 2020 Season.