referring to SANZAAR, the governing body of rugby in the southern hemisphere, is open to chatting with Fiji’s Olympic Sevens-winning coach who’s keen to bring a Super Rugby team to Fiji.
“The number one thing is to have a Super Rugby franchise.
SANZAAR says they’d be open to talking to Ryan about his proposal, but say he is yet to approach them.
“SANZAAR would welcome a conversation and is very open to talking with Ben or any of his associates on his proposed plan should he choose to engage with us.”
“It seems strange that there is a campaign being led by Ben Ryan, mainly in the press, that could impact directly on Super Rugby and yet SANZAAR the tournament owner is completely in the dark about the proposal,” SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said in a media release.
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ACT Brumbies ‘delivery man’ Andrew Muirhead quits job for Super Rugby chance
Andrew Muirhead might be the fastest delivery man in Canberra, but the package he really wants is a Super Rugby deal to play for the ACT Brumbies.
Muirhead will continue training with the Brumbies and playing for Royals in Canberra’s premier rugby division to ensure he’s ready if he gets a Super Rugby call.
Muirhead will come off the bench for the Brumbies in their last 15-a-side trial match before the Super Rugby season begins on February 25.
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Lausii Taliauli’s suspected season-ending injury has opened the door for Muirhead to impress and he could even come into Super Rugby calculations later this year.
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SANZAAR boss Andy Marinos responds to Ben Ryan’s Fiji Super Rugby team bid
“SANZAAR has noted with interest the ‘campaign’ led by former Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan to develop a Super Rugby team in Fiji.
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“It would be incredibly successful if done right and a great marketing strategy for Super Rugby.
Super Rugby administrators have poured cold water on a proposal to give embattled Pacific Island nation Fiji a team in the southern hemisphere competition.
But it appears he has also side stepped the Super Rugby gatekeepers, who are close to finalising a strategic review and responded to his comments to Fairfax Media with a terse statement.
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