Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Argentina takes big step towards Super (17) Rugby


SANZAR CEO Greg Peters has given Argentina hope of being included in Super Rugby

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Friday 21 February 2014


Super Rugby organisers SANZAR have announced that they have a "preferred model" including Argentina for the future Super Rugby format beyond 2015 that will be put forward for approval.

SANZAR's Executive Committee met in Sydney on Thursday to discuss the future of Super Rugby including possible formats that could be presented to broadcasters.

Speaking after the meeting SANZAR CEO Greg Peters said, "Today's meeting was another important step in deciding the future of Super Rugby."

"Encouraging progress was made and we now have a preferred model that involves six teams from South Africa and a new team from Argentina," said Peters.

"The model will now be taken to the National Unions for approval before SANZAR presents its final position to broadcasters and fans in due course."

The current Super Rugby broadcast agreement expires at the end of 2015 (31st of December 2015) and the tournament was already expected to expand to include the sixth South African franchise the Southern Kings.

The inclusion of a team from Argentina would take the number of teams to 17 so local derbies could be dropped and Super Rugby could go back to it's original format of every team playing the other teams with venues alternating year on year.

Organisers don't want to extend the length of the Super Rugby season and are also mindful of the amount of travel and the stresses it puts on players bodies.

The new model still has to be approved by the SANZAR Member Unions of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
Anglo Welsh Cup News
Cardiff down Scarlets in Anglo Welsh LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues secured their second Anglo Welsh LV= Cup victory when they beat fellow Welsh side the Scarlets at the Arms Park on Friday night.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Dragons upset Ospreys in Anglo Welsh LV Cup
Leicester come from behind to beat Sale Sharks
Wasps down Exiles for first LV Cup victory

More Anglo Welsh Cup News

Six Nations Rugby
Lancaster faces England 6 Nations injury headache
England head coach Stuart Lancaster is facing an injury headache ahead of the 2015 Six Nations championship after a number of key players were injured on the weekend
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Scotland add Beattie to Six Nations squad
Adam Jones retires from international rugby
Burgess : Saxons call up is a 'great opportunity'

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Latest Rugby video