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Australia's Super Rugby Franchises Concerned Over League's Expansion Plan

04 / 17 / 14

Australia's five Super Rugby franchises "are becoming increasingly concerned at the wisdom of SANZAR’s plan to expand the competition to 17 or 18 teams in 2016," according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. One franchise CEO said, "First and foremost, we’ve got to look at whether the expa...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

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