South Africa Rugby has confirmed that the Springboks will be committed to take part in the Rugby Championship until 2030.
South Africa had a tremendous success last year which saw them clinch the Rugby Championship tournament and also the World Cup but had to pull out of this year's edition of the Southern Hemisphere competition following the restrictions due to the pandemic coronavirus crisis.
The decision created doubt on South Africa's future participation in the tournament with few reports claiming about them linking with the Six Nations competition.
However, a statement released by SANZAAR affirmed that South Africa will be part of the tournament for the next 10 years.
“The southern hemisphere rugby powers have recognised the need for change in these difficult times and have committed to an international rugby future through to 2030 that includes a restructuring of the SANZAAR entity, a brand refresh, new development initiatives and a restructuring of domestic club/provincial tournament structures.
“The Rugby Championship will continue to be the flagship of southern hemisphere rugby for the next decade and as in the past will be the key driver and pathway for the unions’ continued success at the highest levels of the game including the Rugby World Cup.
“The joint-venture members Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are committed to the Championship and to its continued evolution where future growth and expansion form part of a revised 10-year plan.”