On the back of the recent success of Super Rugby Aotearoa, which has seen the New Zealand's five franchises compete in what has been a gripping tournament thus far, NZR plan to introduce a competition which would include its five teams, as well as teams from Australia, and one from the Pacific Islands.
Details of the Aratipu review were leaked earlier this month, and suggested New Zealand wanted only two Australian teams in the new competition, as they did not believe more could compete with all five of their teams.
"That said Sanzaar is continuing to work with the Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) in looking for solutions to give their players some meaningful match preparation as we look ahead to the rest of 2020 with The Rugby Championship".
South African sides could be playing in the Champions Cup as soon as 2022, with SA Rugby now examining all options in the wake of New Zealand's decision to quit Super Rugby next year.
"Hopefully we are moving in the right direction, an eight-team competition with two Australian sides doesn't work for us", he said.
Since the advent of professional rugby, South African teams have competed alongside those from Down Under, with the Jaguares from Argentina entering into the fray from 2016.
Robinson said it was a priority to have a Pacific Island team take part.
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From next week expression of interest will probably be sought from Australian in addition to Pacific clubs.
If of which provincial opposition went forward, Australia might have only a couple of teams, straight down from 4 in the complete 15-team Super Rugby opposition which has been hanging since March because of the coronavirus shut down.
Rugby Australia released a statement following the announcement from NZR, saying they will work with NZR in establishing a competition structure for 2021 and beyond, in Rugby Australia's best interests. Health Minister Chris Hipkins said the travelling teams would have to cover their own costs for quarantining.
In a statement today, New Zealand Rugby outlined the key areas of focus of the Aratipu Report into the country's Super Rugby future model for 2021 and beyond.
It stated the COVID-19 pandemic offers prompted a objective to evaluation the durability and functionality of the present Super Rugby competition in addition to consider alternate models. "To have a team that would provide an additional pathway for Pasifika players to perform on the world stage would be hugely exciting", Robinson said.
"We have determined that New Zealand is now the favoured option given the Covid stability within the region", Sanzaar said in a statement.