Super Rugby

SA Rugby submits for sixth Super 15 team

Friday July 24, 2009 by  

South African Rugby has submitted to SANZAR the Southern Kings’ “Expression of Interest” (EOI) in a place in an expanded Super 15.

A combined Eastern Province, Border and South Western Districts franchise was the only organisation to respond to SA Rugby’s call for the submission of “Expression of Interest” (EOI) documents.

SA Rugby has accepted the Kings’ submission and has formally asked SANZAR to consider the franchise for inclusion in the full-blown tender process. Read more

NSWRU backs expansion to Super 15

Thursday July 23, 2009 by  

Following the submission of expressions of interest which closed yesterday, the New South Wales Rugby Union is excited by the expansion of the Super Rugby competition in 2011, saying it will be a win for the entire Rugby community.

NSWRU chief executive officer Jim L’Estrange said the increase in matches would provide Rugby fans with more opportunities to support the Waratahs with the increase in fixtures.

“At the moment we only get six or seven home games per year, but from 2011 we’ll have 16 matches and eight of those will be at home,” said Mr L’Estrange.

“The financial benefits of having more product to sell will come through almost immediately, particularly given we get to host each of the sides in the Australian conference every year.” Read more