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New Super Rugby Format Confirmed And Organisers Demand Improvement

After the painful and protracted negotiations which eventually confirmed the exclusion of the Western Force from next season’s Super Rugby competition, SANZAAR has finally confirmed the new, reduced format which will be implemented when the season gets underway in February of next year.  Of course, the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings have also been axed, so the competition reverts back …

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Western Force Announce Plans To Set Up Rival Competition After Losing Super Rugby Appeal

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Andrew Forrest, Matt Hodgson and David Wessels poses for a photo with the Western Force Team during a press conference at Rugby WA HQ on September 5, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/Getty Images)

Western Force have been dealt another, possibly fatal, blow in their bid to stay in Super Rugby. The Perth-based side have been cut from the multinational league, leaving their competitive future in limbo, and while billionaire backer Andrew Forrest could go as far as the high court in Australia, the prospect of forming an Indo-Pacific league to rival Super Rugby has …

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Two More South African Sides Want To Join European Rugby

Pictured today at the Guinness PRO14 South African Launch are Torsten van Jaarsveld (Toyota Cheetahs) and Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda (Southern Kings) Mandatory Credi

The expanded Pro14 league has not even begun yet, and already two more South African sides might be looking to join the party. The Times are reporting that the Lions from Johannesburg and the Sharks from Durban, two sides currently competing in Super Rugby, have written to the South African Rugby Union to ascertain whether or not they would be …

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South Africa CEO: ‘PRO14 Could Mean Two Springboks Teams’

The rugby world has been brimming with excitement at the prospect of two South African former Super Rugby teams joining Europe’s PRO12 tournament, but it appears the change to the northern/southern hemisphere paradigm could have a significant impact on the Springboks as well. SARU chief executive Jurie Roux was discussing the introduction of both the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs …

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