Su­per Rugby Re­vamp

NZ Rugby World - - 2017 The Year In Review -

It took an in­or­di­nately long time for the de­tails to play out and for a long pe­riod, it looked like the pro­posal to cut next year’s com­pe­ti­tion to 15 teams would col­lapse.

But once Aus­tralia con­firmed they were ax­ing the Force, the game had a gen­uinely big story. It wasn’t so much that Su­per Rugby was go­ing to be chang­ing, it was more that first of all, there was an ad­mis­sion that ex­pan­sion had been a gi­ant mis­take, and se­condly, even more sur­pris­ingly, was that San­zaar had shown a will­ing­ness to ad­mit that it had been wrong cre­at­ing an 18-team for­mat.

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