Natal Sharks and another South African side to join Pro 14

The Natal Sharks and a second South African side are set to join the Guinness Pro 14 in 2019/20. Having become increasingly disillusioned with the Super Rugby conference format and the time zone disadvantages, SA Rugby could have five teams competing in Europe come the 2020/21 season.

The Bulls, Lions or the Cape Town-based Stormers are due to join Natal, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings from 2019.

The Pro 14 hinted at further expansion into South Africa by recently adding SA Rugby chief executive Jurie…

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