SARU have clarified the issue we at Sharksworld have been debating all week, regarding the inclusion of the Southern Kings in Super Rugby next week. This clarification is a re-hash of a decision made in January this year already, and the only new information available to us is a date for the confirmation meeting.
In January it was proposed at a special general meeting that the Kings be included in Super Rugby next season, along with the top four teams taking part in the current competition. Simply, the last placed team gets ‘relegated’ from Super Rugby and the Kings will take their place.
On Thursday, a proposal came forward that the Kings be guaranteed Super Rugby for the next two seasons, after which a promotion/relegation match will take place to determine the teams taking part in the 2015 competition.
13 July 2012 will be an important date to remember as this is when the next General Meeting of SARU will take place, and a final decision will be made.
All teams concerned will look forward to some clarity on this issue, as there is a lot of preparation that goes into putting a Super Rugby squad together, and neither team will want any further delays in knowing exactly what is going to happen next year.Tweet