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Two conferences for Super Rugby?


  • 29 Aug 2013
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An expanded Super Rugby tournament could be split into two conferences from the 2016 season.

South African and Argentinian teams would form one conference, with Australia and New Zealand teams in the other.

'The current [three-conference] model is acceptable but the other option is not a bad outcome for us either,' Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver told Fairfax Media. 'Both are workable from an Australian perspective ... If it did evolve to an Australasian conference that would be a good option.'

The chairmen and chief executives of the Sanzar nations are meeting in Sydney next week to discuss what form Super Rugby will take when the new broadcasting deal takes effect from 2016.

Saru's demand that both the Kings and Lions are included cannot be accommodated within the existing three-conference model.

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