Potential club competition between Japan, Australia and New Zealand is progressing

Potential club competition between Japan, Australia and New Zealand is progressing

The Japan’s top league chief Osamu Ota revealed Tuesday night that talks were underway. entre la JRFU, New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia To conduct a cross-border competition, As reported by Stuff, New Zealand.

The most likely form is A short competition to follow the Super Rugby seasonWhatever the future may look like, Panasonic’s Wild Knights coach Ruby Deans said the interest in Japan will be “huge” and he is so confident that the new competition is in place, he said, “It will happen.”

Ota, from He will oversee the transition from the First Division to the professional competition in 2022Japan was behind the concept, he said. “We do not have details on this issue yet, but it is certain that discussions are underway on cross-border competition,” Ota told reporters through an interpreter.

“If there is such a competition, we would love to participate in it. But … it will take a lot of discussion. And I can also say that JRFU is in talks with many other unions, including New Zealand and Australia. Once everything is fixed, we will.” “By announcing as soon as possible. Personally, I hope that this opportunity will come in the near future. We would like to participate in such a competition.”

There was widespread speculation about A. The Club World Championship is held every two years after the 2023 Rugby World CupBut Ota said the discussions between Japan, New Zealand and Australia were separate from that, which increases the likelihood of a new competition in 2022 or 2023 if an agreement can be reached on the timing.

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