Should the Rugby Champs be tweaked?
EXCLUSIVE: With Super Rugby set for another potential change to the format, a case can be made for SANZAAR to do the same to the Rugby Championship, to manage the workload of the southern hemisphere players.
An already jam-packed Super Rugby campaign is immediately followed by more travelling between the four SANZAAR nations, which perhaps could do with a tweak to ensure a higher quality product.
“Maybe it is time that we play one game against Argentina, one game against Australia and one game against New Zealand, then you alternate [the venue] the following year. It’s not going to change the travel thing completely but at least it makes less games and more hype,” Anton van Zyl said.
Late Tackle host, Howie Kahn shared his sentiments on the competition and feels that playing Argentina first up puts the Springboks in a difficult position later on in the competition.
“The thing that annoys me is that every year we play Argentina first. They are fresh, they hurt us and physically come for us. By the end of the Rugby Championship, they are a little sore and play Australia.
“Australia beats them and pip us [South Africa] to second place,” he stated.
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