Departing Ospreys chief Andrew Hore has raised the prospect of Wales’ regions playing against the elite of the southern hemisphere in an expanded Super Rugby competition.
Hore says he will look to bridge the gap between the north and the south by opening talks when he takes up his new post as chief executive of New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney.
He leaves Welsh rugby with a warning for the Pro12, arguing something revolutionary needs to be done for our four regions be able to compete with the financial muscle of money-laden French and English clubs.
There is little detail to the radical suggestion Hore has put forward about joining forces with Super Rugby, with the obvious issue of travel a massive complication.
Initially, it seems Hore’s idea centres upon the Welsh teams playing in the South African conferences, where the time difference is only a couple of hours. The more arduous flights to New Zealand and Australia could be left until the play-off stages.
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