It didn’t take long for that hoary old chestnut regarding Italy’s ongoing participation in the Six Nations to rear its head. Two more defeats to be precise. Following along in this slipstream was the suggestion that their place might be taken by South Africa.
The latter is simply a non-runner, thankfully, as adding the Springboks to the Six Nations would be wrong on so many levels. Their Rugby Championship rivalry with the All Blacks especially, but also Australia and Argentina, is an integral part of the Test arena.