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South Africa Six Nations move report prompts scepticism

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Leading rugby figures have expressed doubt about the prospects of South African joining an expanded Six Nations championship, after the possible move was reported by UK newspaper the Daily Mail.

The Mail reported that talks about adding South Africa as a seventh team to the European competition have been taking place for some time, and there was "a sense of inevitability" among stakeholders that it would happen. According to the report, South Africa would make the move in 2024, after the next Rugby World Cup.

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