South African Super Rugby teams set to join Pro14, according to reports

According to the report, it says South Africa’s remaining Super Rugby franchises have grown increasingly frustrated with competing alongside opposition from New Zealand, Australia and Argentina, saying that the African teams are disadvantaged by the time zones and format of the competition.

As it stands, South African teams have to make month-long trips to Australasia for away matches, compared to New Zealand and Australian sides, who only go on two-week trips to South Africa. 

South African rugby has also seen numerous big-name players leave for big money deals in Europe in recent years and it is hoped moving teams to the PRO14 can help stop that trend.

The Cheetahs and the Kings were two of the weaker Super Rugby teams, before their Pro14 transfer. The Kings failed to impress in…

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