Three More Teams Set To Join The Guinness PRO14
Room for three more?
The Guinness PRO14 is set to continue it’s recent expansion into the southern hemisphere, with three more South African sides set to join the competition by the start of the 2020-21 season.
WalesOnline are reporting that three more sides South African Super Rugby sides will join the cross-border competition over the next two years – the Sharks, the Lions and the Stormers.
Two of them will join in tome for the the 2019-20 season with another jumping on board for the campaign after. The Sharks are set to join first, but what order the other two come in is unclear.
This comes on the back of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) become decreasingly disillusion with Super Rugby. It is understood they feel their sides are handicapped due to the different time zones in the competition and the unfair composition of the conferences.
They also hope the move will help them stem the flow of their players moving to Europe to take on lucrative contracts.