Bok coach says SA ready to host Rugby Championship

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Bok coach says SA ready to host Rugby Championship

Australians confident Perth will host rescheduled All Blacks clash

Nick Said and Nick Mulvenney

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber said SA was ready to host the remainder of the Rugby Championship, as the competition’s organisers scramble for a venue for the rest of this year’s matches in the coming days.

The Boks have been told they cannot enter New Zealand for two Tests in late September due to Covid-19 travel restrictions there, while the All Blacks have said they will not travel to Perth to face Australia next weekend.

It has thrown the future of the competition into doubt, but Nienaber believes SA’s lessons from recently hosting the British and Irish Lions for an eight-match series, including three Tests, and Argentina for their opening two games of the Rugby Championships, mean they have all protocols in place...

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