Japan & Singapore Eye 2016 Super Rugby Berth

SANZAR have revealed that a team from either Japan or Singapore will compete in Super Rugby from 2016.

The competition will expand from 15 to 18 teams in two years’ time, with South African side Southern Kings and a club from Argentina already confirmed additions.

And the chief executive officer of SANZAR Greg Peters revealed on Wednesday that an Asia-based team will take the final spot in the league.

He said in a statement: “We are now able to confirm that two parties from Asia will compete for the opportunity to join an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2016”

“Asia is a region that has been the focus of considerable investment by the International Rugby Board in recent years and is a strategically sound location for the evolution of Super Rugby.”

The decision as to which team is successful with their bid to enter the competition will be announced in September or October.

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