League Notes: Super Rugby Side NSW's Kane Douglas Backs ARU's Eligibility Stance
Super Rugby side New South Wales Waratahs second-rower Kane Douglas has backed the Australian Rugby Union's "tough stance on Test eligibility" as he and Nick Cummins of Super Rugby side Western Force "prepare to leave Australia at the end of the season." Douglas said, "I think they have to be strong on their stance and encourage boys to stay and play in Australia, to play for Australia. I'd love to [go to the World Cup] but I knew my decision would not allow that and I've come to grips with that" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7/8). ... The Australian Football League's "interchange cap will remain in place for at least one more season," with the AFL not "planning any changes until at least" '16. The league introduced the cap of 120 rotations this year "intending to wait two seasons before reviewing it," and AFL Football Operations Manager Mark Evans said that plan "had not changed despite the ongoing debate" (SMH, 7/8).