South African teams poised to quit Super Rugby: report


Three more South African teams are reportedly set to withdraw from the Super Rugby competition to play in Europe.

The Durban-based Sharks are understood to likely be the first to leave the current Super set-up to join the European PRO14 competition for 2019/20, according to a report in Wales Online.

The Cheetahs and Kings, who were cut from the down-sized Super Rugby last year, already play in the competition which includes teams form Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

The report said that the Lions and Stormers would likely follow suit by at least the start of the 2020/21 season.

Despite the Lions making the Super Rugby final last year South Africa’s franchises feel they are handicapped due to the different time zones.

South African rugby has also seen an exodus of top players who chase lucrative…

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