The Super Rugby 2021 is still being discussed in both Australia and New Zealand. A week after the CEO Highlanders, Roger Clark, Commenting at a conference that the upcoming Super Rugby season will include Australian teams, news now comes from the Wallabies country where they state that at the meeting of the Australian Federation, Aotearoa teams can be combined into more than one match. .
New Zealand Rugby was initially not interested in any form of cross-Tasmania competition in 2021, citing Covid-19 concerns, but after Australia Rugby agreed to move the Bledisloe Cup match from December 12 to October 31 at New Zealand’s request, the franchise and negotiations began.
RA has modernized its member federations and one of the main items on the countries’ agenda was the format of next year’s Super Rugby competition.
As is, The clubs will start the preparatory season in fifteen days Without being clear about what the competition will look like in 2021, and whether franchisees Australia and New Zealand Super Rugby They will face each other.
At leastAustralian clubs expect it The winner of Super Rugby AU will face the winner of Super Rugby Aotearoa at the end of their 12-week seasons.
But Multiple sources He told the Sydney Morning Herald that Super franchises are in both countries They want more than just a crossover game, before returning to a Complete Championship across Tasman in 2022.
Clubs have discussed various formats for next year, all of which will require open free movement across Tasman.
Various formats are analyzed to obtain a final with extended intersections, as well as a knockout competition across Tasmania, which will take place after the respective national seasons.
The formats in which Australian and New Zealand teams will play in regular season competitions, albeit within a shorter season, is also discussed.
One format will see Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa play for a while before two cross-Tasman competitions take place side by side, with the 10 Australian and New Zealand franchises split into groups of five.
After playing Robin, The top two of each group can meet in the semi-finals, or the winner of each group will face each other in a grand finale.
RA President Hamish McLennan is a strong advocate of a cross-Tasman competition in 2021, as Highlanders CEO Roger Clark revealed his thoughts on the concept late last week.
“I think in 2021 it will be us and the Australians, and in 2022 Fiji and Team Pacifica will enter that competition,” Clark said.
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