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Australia To Retain Five Super Rugby Clubs, Regardless Of SANZAAR's Decision

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 10 / 17

The Rugby Union Players' Association "has armed the Australian Rugby Union with two workable competition models that will allow Australia to retain its five Super Rugby franchises" whether SANZAAR cuts the competition to 15 teams or stays at 18, according to Smith & Davidson of THE AUSTRALIAN.&n...

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