Rest of Rugby Championship to be played in Oz

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Rest of Rugby Championship to be played in Oz

Springboks to play their remaining matches in Queensland

Ian Ransom

Australia’s Queensland state will host eight Rugby Championship Tests in double-headers over four weekends from September in a rejigged schedule, after new Covid-19 restrictions across the country and in New Zealand.

Organisers had weighed whether to move games to SA or Britain amid lockdowns and tightening travel curbs in Australia and New Zealand.

But after securing approvals from Queensland officials, the partner rugby unions in governing body Sanzaar agreed unanimously to play in the largely coronavirus-free state, Rugby Australia (RA) boss Andy Marinos told reporters on Tuesday...

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