Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union
(SARU) is not prepared to comment on a report which indicates that
the Currie Cup may be expanded to 18 teams from next season.
A local newspaper on Friday reported that
there could possibly be up to 18 teams in next year’s Currie Cup, with African
countries like Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya being considered as possible
Should the proposal be accepted, all 14
domestic unions plus four African countries would contest the Currie Cup.
At present there are eight teams - WP,
Golden Lions, Sharks, Free State, Blue Bulls, Pumas, EP Kings and a qualifier -
contesting the Currie Cup Premier Division, with the bottom six playing in the
When Sport24 contacted SARU about the
possible changes on Friday, the organisation was not willing to comment on the
“Once plans are finalised we’ll go on the
record, but not until then,” a source at SARU said.