If the Rapport newspaper is to be believed, the Stormers, Bulls, Lions, Cheetahs and Sharks have threatened to boycott the 2013 Super Rugby campaign should any of the five teams currently taking part are excluded.
The letter is believed to state that the teams will not take part in the tournament should the competition not be expanded to include 16 teams, and in such a way accommodating the Southern Kings.
The decision to include the Southern Kings in the Super Rugby campaign from 2013 onwards, came as a shock when the announcement was made, as it was simply left to the 14 SARU unions to decide how this will be accommodated.
SARU president Oregan Hoskins has responded to this letter by stating that it will be sent to other 9 unions and a decision regarding this will be made by the unions themselves.
SANZAR CEO Greg Peters, however, poured cold water on SARU’s ambitions ruling out the possibility of expansion, with the only solution being that one of the current South African franchises making way to accommodate the Kings.Tweet