Sanzaar rubbishes reports of South African teams withdrawing


Another day and another Super Rugby rumour.

But like most, this one has to be greeted with plenty of caution and scepticism.

Last week, there was a suggestion the competition was looking to expand and get into new markets with the United States suggested as one frontier the game should enter.

Yesterday, a report out of Welsh media suggested South African sides the Sharks, Stormers and Lions were all looking at joining the Pro 14 league in the northern hemisphere.

This league involves teams from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy and this season two sides from the South Africa – the Cheetahs and the Kings.

The shorter travelling time and the same time period were said
to be advantages for the South African sides.

With the broadcasting deal involving the Sanzaar nations coming to an end after…

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