Southern hemisphere governing body SANZAAR has announced plans to hold this year's Rugby Championship in New Zealand.
SANZAAR said it wanted to play the Rugby Championship in one location because of the COVID-19 pandemic and New Zealand was the preferred option because of its success in containing the virus.
"SANZAAR is well advanced in option planning with New Zealand Rugby, which in turn, is now seeking New Zealand government approval," it said in a statement.
The four-way international tournament involves South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina, and is administered by SANZAAR.
It was originally scheduled to begin on 8 August with a clash between the Wallabies and All Blacks in Melbourne, but the fixture has little chance of proceeding as the city battles a resurgence of coronavirus infections.