Australia considers the return of championship rugby in July

L’Australie envisage le retour d’un championnat de rugby en juillet

Sydney | Four australian teams in Super Rugby could be back racing in early July, with the easing of restrictions related to the sars coronavirus, have indicated to the governing bodies.

The Sanzaar, which oversees the competition, had suspended the meetings in mid-march after the closure of the borders due to the pandemic of the disease Covid-19.

According to the official website two scenarios were established: the first table on a league with five teams (the four australian teams in Super Rugby, the Queensland Reds, the NSW Waratahs, ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels, most Western Force), and the second provides for the participation of these five teams over the Japanese one of the Sunwolves.

A sporting manager of the federation, Ben Whitaker, said that the Brumbies and the Waratahs would resume this week training with a reduced workforce.

All teams should be back in full training by 8 June, and the competition could resume four weeks later.

“The draw that we envision is a competition in 12 weeks “with” 10 weeks of regular season games and depending on the number of teams “, he said.

The new zealand federation of rugby said on Monday that the championship held in the place in the Super Rugby would start on June 13.

The Western Force based in Perth (western Australia), had been ruled out of Super Rugby, the championship of the provinces of the Southern hemisphere, at the end of the season 2017.

She now participates in the national Championship of rugby and a competition of rugby-fast, launched in 2019 in the Asia-Pacific region by the mogul mining australian Andrew Forrest.

The japanese team of the Sunwolves, which represents Tokyo, is going to disappear in the Super Rugby at the end of the season 2020. Its poor performance in the face of the high cost of its participation have been a result of the idea.

Then engage with the Western Force to a national competition would be relatively simple, that of the Sunwolves becomes that much more difficult because of the border closure.

“We are working closely with the government on the possibility of” one last time in 2020, said Mr Whitaker, who suggested that the japanese team settled in Queensland or in New South Wales for the duration of the competition.

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