Sunwolves face Super Rugby axe - reports

Sunwolves face Super Rugby axe - reports

A week on from claiming a historic win over the Chiefs in New Zealand the Sunwolves will be fearing their place in Super Rugby.


The Japanese franchise claimed their first ever win in New Zealand in Round three of the competition beating two-time champions, the Chiefs, 15-30 in Waikato. 

However, a report in the Australian Daily Telegraph has stated that their participation in the competition could come to an end as early as next season.

SANZAAR officials will meet this weekend to discuss the future of the competition, according to the report, with the proposal to axe the Sunwolves being lead by the South African officials.

In an earlier report by Stuff.co.nz, Sunwolves officials stated that the agreement signed saw the Sunwolves competing in Super Rugby until 2020 but refused to comment further.

The franchise may be given a one-year stay of execution for 2020 but be gone from a Super 14 competition the following season, the report says.

 

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