Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver "is looking to present a proposal for a Super B competition to the national governing body's board of directors at its next meeting" on Aug. 27, according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN.
Pulver said that the ARU "was still working on the details for the competition." The Super B competition "is designed to develop more depth of players for the five Australian Super Rugby teams."
But the ARU "needs to work out a way to fund it and ensure it does not encroach on premier club rugby in Brisbane and Sydney." Pulver said,
"There is a lot of very healthy dialogue going on at a strategy group level. There are a lot of things to resolve." Pulver said that "he did not expect to make any announcement about a Super B competition until after the ARU board meeting" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 7/26