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Andy Marinos pushing to host Rugby Championship in Australia again


Rugby Australia is busy pushing to host the Rugby Championship again later this year in Australia.

Australia hosted a successful Trip-Nations at the end of last year in a COVID bubble and Australian boss Andy Marinos believes this years tournament will have to be done in the same way.

Marinos said over the weekend that he has put the ball in the governing body court now.

“I think we’ve all resigned ourselves to the fact that we’re probably going to be in a bubble in some way, shape or form,” Marinos, a former Sanzaar CEO, said.

“We successfully hosted the Tri Nations last year on a very short turnaround; our request to SANZAAR is let’s get ahead of the game a lot earlier and be able to build a proper model.

“I think there’s a fair appetite (to) host it here in Australia again and it’s something that we’ll put a lot of effort into.”

We are sure that New Zealand will have something to say about where the Championship will be hosted the year after they loss out last year due to their government COVID restrictions.

The changes are good that New Zealand will go head to head with Australia in the attempt to host the Championship as they can also provide a tournament in a COVID bubble with crowds.

Time will tell what SANZAAR will decide on the Rugby Championship host for this year.

Meanwhile, Marinos has also expressed his surprise this week on the announcement that the British & Lions Tour to South Africa is again a go for South Africa with the likelihood of no crowds whereas Australia has given them the option to host the event with crowds in Australia.

The tour would have been a massive boost for Rugby Australia who has found themselves in some finial crises like most unions.

South Africa was never keen to take the tour to Australia as they would have loss too much at the end of the day and even without crowds some people believe the tour should go ahead as planned in South Africa.

You can read the full story on Rugby Australia Website

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