The southern hemisphere’s premier club competition, that just seems to grow and grow. Rumours abound that it is Japan or Singapore next. There are three conferences of five teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
With the commencement of the 2017 Super Rugby season less than a week away, Talking Rugby Union looks ahead at the season-to-come in the now five-nation, 18-team competition designed to showcase the very best that Southern Hemisphere club rugby has to offer.
Lions head coach Johan Ackermann believes the pressure will lie squarely on the Hurricanes when the two teams lock horns with each other in the final of the Super Rugby tournament at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
Chiefs have received a major boost ahead of their semi-final clash against the Hurricanes as All Blacks international Sam Cane has been declared fit to participate in the Super Rugby encounter between the two teams on Saturday.