Rugby union: Super 15 chiefs to consider adding Japanese & Argentinian teams
WELLINGTON (AFP) - Southern Hemisphere rugby chiefs will soon discuss including teams from Japan and Argentina in an expanded Super 15 competition, reports said.
New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief Steve Tew has confirmed that the Sanzar countries - South Africa, New Zealand and Australia - want to expand the tournament when the current broadcast deal expires at the end of 2015, New Zealand Newswire reported.
It said he was reluctant to discuss details, but options reportedly include adding teams from Argentina or Japan to enlarged New Zealand and Australian conferences.
"If we are going to expand then there's probably room for expansion in more territories than just Argentina," Tew said.