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Six Nations insist there are ‘no plans’ to ditch Italy for South Africa

18 Feb 2022 1 minute read
The Six Nations trophy. Picture by Senedd Cymru (CC BY 2.0).

The Six Nations have insisted it has no “plans” to ditch Italy in favour of South Africa.

They have issued a statement in response to a report in the Daily Mail that the Springboks were being lined up to replace the struggling Italians in the international rugby tournament from 2025

Those reports led to a fierce backlash and widescale public condemnation of the controversial proposal.

In a statement they say: “Six Nations Rugby, comprising the six Unions and Federations and CVC, wish to confirm that they are not entertaining any discussion nor developing any plans to add or replace any participating Union.

“All its energy is focused on the current strategic discussions regarding the July and November international windows and structure of the global season, and to ensure a positive outcome for the development of the game.”


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GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
7 months ago

Note to self. NEVER trust the English tabloids.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
7 months ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

Note to self. NEVER trust the English MSM.

Grayham Jones
7 months ago

It’s time for the Celtic country’s to have their own titles in Rugby 🏉

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