O’Neill explores other options

ARU chief John O’Neill says Australia and New Zealand are looking into a Super Rugby tournament including Japan and the Pacific islands.

As a fallback to the proposed Super 15 model, O’Neill says this new Super 12 competition would include five Australian teams, five New Zealand teams and a team each from Japan and the Pacific islands.

“Whilst the main game is an expanded Super 15, which remains our first preference, we clearly have to work on some other options just in case,” O’Neill said.