Super Rugby - Super Rugby set for expansion with two more teams

The governing body of Super Rugby plans to expand the 15-team competition by adding two more sides, including one from Argentina.

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The southern hemisphere tournament currently includes five teams each from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

The SANZAR executive committee agreed on a "preferred model" during a meeting in Sydney on Thursday, it said in a statement.

"Today's meeting was another important step in deciding the future of Super Rugby," SANZAR chief executive Greg Peters said.

"Encouraging progress was made and we now have a preferred model that involves six teams from South Africa and a new team from Argentina.

"The model will now be taken to the National Unions for approval before SANZAR presents its final position to broadcasters and fans in due course."

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