The football doesn't stop!

The 2014 SWC might be over, but the PSL and English Premiership are around the corner! Have your say on our Forum!

LIVE

    TWO S15 conferences for SA?

    2014-04-30 10:17
    Cape Town - Super Rugby is poised to move forward with a FOUR-conference model in 2016 - with two based in South Africa, including Argentinian and Asian teams.

    Australian Rugby Union (ARU) boss Bill Pulver revealed the news to the Sydney Morning Herald website on Wednesday.

    He said the announcement of an expanded and restructured model to be taken to broadcasters is only a fortnight away.

    It would see the competition increased to 18 teams from 2016, with the Australian and New Zealand conferences to remain the same.

    Australia's five teams would play two less "local derby" matches in a 15-game regular season, but would strengthen their ANZAC ties by increasing their four matches against Kiwi rivals to five.

    However, significant changes will be made in South Africa with their six teams, including the recalled Southern Kings, put in two pools with a new Argentine team and a final side, likely to come from Asia.

    Those two four-team conferences - including an overseas expansion team in each - will only face one of the two Australasian conferences each year, which reduces fears of an increase in travel.

    South Africa made it clear that they want six teams and due to them providing almost half of the broadcast revenue, governing body SANZAR has been left with no choice but to bow to SA's commands.

    Exact details of the tournament would be finalised over the next couple of weeks, according to Pulver.
    Read More On:  super 15 rugby

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    101 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • SS3
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 @
      04:00
    • SS4:
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 @
      05:00
    • SS5:
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 @
      06:00
    • Blitz
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 @
      07:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Fixtures

    26 July 2014
    • Crusaders v Sharks, Christchurch 09:35
    • Waratahs v Brumbies, Sydney 11:30
    02 August 2014
    • TBC v TBC, 01:00

    Results

    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    EXPERT OPINION

    “Advantage is a great part of rugby, says Tank Lanning, but it allows for lots of personal interpretation, hence Victor Matfield’s tirade. ”

    Opinion Poll

    We're down to four teams left in contention for the 2014 Super Rugby title. Who will be crowned champions?

    Soccer World Cup quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.