The expanded annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, featuring Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand & this is the fifth edition of The Rugby Championship 2016. This Rugby Championship known as as the Tri Nations when Argentina entered The Rugby Championship & It is owned and managed by SANZAAR.
The Southern Hemisphere's pre-eminent international Rugby Championship competition will return to its full 6-round format, having been reduced in 2015 to 3 rounds due to that year's Rugby World Cup. It will also be the first tournament in which Argentina is a full member of SANZAAR. For the first time since the creation of the championship as the Tri Nations in 1996, a match will be played outside the SANZAAR countries.