England coach Eddie Jones believes Super Rugby Aotearoa is pointing the way forward for any potential new southern-hemisphere franchise competition.
A new report suggests New Zealand Rugby has tabled three draft options for a trans-Tasman competition to replace Vodacom Super Rugby in 2021.
On Sky Sports’ weekly show, ‘The Breakdown’, New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson chats about establishing a new Trans-Tasman competition in 2021 – which would exclude South African teams and include a Pacific Island team – and preparations for the Rugby Championship later this year.
Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says the recent news from New Zealand means that South African teams will more than likely move north next year.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster says a future Vodacom Super Rugby tournament cannot carry weak links and should only include competitive and financially viable teams.
Former Australian rugby boss John O’Neill has labelled Steve Hansen’s claims as absurd and told the ex-All Blacks coach to ‘stick to his day job’.
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has offered New Zealand Rugby a larger share of any private equity investment in a trans-Tasman tournament as part of ongoing talks between the unions over the future of the game.
Ex-All Blacks coach Steve Hansen urged New Zealand Rugby to stand up for itself when it comes to deciding the format for Vodacom Super Rugby from next year onwards.
An anonymous poll conducted among current New Zealand Vodacom Super Rugby players has revealed the majority believe Beauden Barrett is the best player in the country.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says a ‘tentative’ date has been set for this year’s Bledisloe Cup Tests.