May 16, 2022

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Potential club competition between Japan, Australia and New Zealand is advancing

Potential club competition between Japan, Australia and New Zealand is advancing

The Japan’s premier league leader Osamu Oda said talks would take place on Tuesday night entre la JRFU, New Zealand Rugby y Rugby Australia To hold cross-border competition, As announced by Stuff Medium from New Zealand.

Mostly existing form A short match to follow the super rugby seasonWhatever the future, Panasonic Wild Knights coach Robbie Deans says interest in Japan is “huge” and that the new competition was in place, saying “it will happen”.

Oda, who Oversee the transition from the top league to professional competition in 2022, Said Japan is behind this idea. “We don’t have any details on this issue yet, but there are definitely discussions going on about cross-border competition,” Oda told reporters through a translator.

“If there is such a competition, we would like to participate in it. But … it will take a lot of discussion. And I can say that JRFU has negotiated with many unions, including New Zealand and Australia. I hope it comes. We want to take part in a competition like this. “

There are widespread speculations about one The ‘Club World Championship’ is held every two years after the 2023 Rugby World CupBut Otta said the talks between Japan, New Zealand and Australia were separate from this, increasing the likelihood of new competition in 2022 or 2023.

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