Dan Carter & Matt Giteau Among Those Linked With New ‘Super Rugby’ Competition
Global Rapid Rugby.
Billionaire Western Force owner Andrew Forrest has revealed a number of big name stars are interested in joining his new Global Rapid Rugby competition.
Forrest will launch the competition in either late February or early March, and he’s hoping to attract about 20 of the world’s top 100 rugby players. Among those linked with a move to the new competition include former World Player of the Year Dan Carter and Wallabies legend Matt Giteau.
The marquee players will be spread across the eight franchises, with no salary cap in place for the league. The new competition has already been given the go ahead by the World Rugby Council, with Rugby Australia also giving its blessing.
The Western Force will join teams from Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Fiji, and Samoa in the breakaway competition that will feature rule changes to encourage a more exciting game style.
“There’s so much I’d love to tell you. There’s action everywhere,” Forrest said.
“We are receiving a number of calls. We don’t have to make them — they’re ringing us.
“They are some of the best names, you could reel them off the top of your head.
“I’m not going to mention any of them, but please watch this space.”