The SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand & Australia) partnership are still involved in talks over the ELV rules under which next year’s Super 14 and Tri Nations matches will be played.
The rules for next year’s Super 14 and Tri Nations competition could be in place within a week.
The Super14 website reports that The SANZAR partners held another phone conference to try to resolve a dispute over which set of ELVs will be used.
The dispute has come about as South Africa want to fall in line with the ELVs being used in the global trial as they want their players to be as familiar as possible with the rules in the trial.
In particular South Africa do not want to use the sanctions where free kicks are awarded for most offences other than foul play.
The British & Irish Lions tour will be played under the global trial ELVs and South Africa understandably do not want their players chopping and changing the way they play from one week to another.
NZRU spokesman Neil Sorenson told Radio Sport that they are making progress. He says it was a very worthwhile conference call last night with their SANZAR colleagues and they should be in a position next week to know what set of rules they will be playing under.
Sorenson pointed out that a deadline looms and a final decision needs to be made by December.Tweet