A decision on the future of Australian Super Rugby clubs could linger on for another two weeks after a meeting between club chief executives and the Australian Rugby Union provided little clarity.
The ARU spoke with chief executives of all five of its Super Rugby teams yesterday but did little to allay fears a franchise would be cut following a report from South Africa suggesting the competition would be reduced to 16 teams.
There has been no official word out of the ARU or Sanzaar as to whether a team will be cut from the 18‑side competition, however, it was understood the meeting was simply consultation between chief executives and the ARU.
Stuff.Co understands there is still a fair way to go before Sanzaar pulls the trigger on its plans for the 2018 season.
Chief executives went into yesterday’s conference call wanting answers on where their clubs stood, but weren't given anything more than reassurance they would be informed and kept in the loop.
The Blues will play the Crusaders at 6.35pm Friday while the Rebels will play the Chiefs at 8.45pm Friday.
Source: Stuff. Co