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Future SA Vodacom Super Rugby franchises confirmed
July 07, 2017
The Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks have been confirmed as South Africa’s four Vodacom Super Rugby competitors from 2018, SA Rugby announced on Friday.

The Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings have earlier informed SA Rugby of their intention to explore alternative playing opportunities in other international competitions.

The announcement was made following a Special General Meeting of SA Rugby which took place in Cape Town on Friday, which formally confirmed South Africa’s participants in the competition next season.

The meeting has been called to determine SA’s entrants to fall in line with a SANZAAR decision to reduce the competition’s participants from 18 to 15 teams from next season.

The new structure will comprise four teams from South Africa, five from New Zealand, four from Australia and one each from Argentina and Japan, with the Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks South Africa’s competitors.

Jurie Roux, CEO, of SA Rugby said that Friday’s General Meeting still had the constitutional responsibility to confirm SA’s entrants in the competition.

“I want to thank the Cheetahs and the Kings for the mature and professional manner in which they approached and managed this difficult situation. They took decisions that will not only benefit them, but also SA Rugby in general,” said Roux.

Announcements relating to new international competitive opportunities for the two teams will be made in due course.

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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, July 20 2019
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, July 27 2019
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, August 10 2019
00:00 - Argentina vs South Africa
Castle Lager Incoming Series
Saturday, August 17 2019
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
RWC Warm-up game
Friday, September 06 2019
00:00 - Japan vs South Africa
Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama
Rugby World Cup
Saturday, September 21 2019
11:45 - South Africa vs New Zealand
International Stadium, Yokohama
Saturday, September 28 2019
11:45 - South Africa vs Namibia
City of Toyota Stadium
Friday, October 04 2019
11:45 - South Africa vs Italy
Shizuoka Stadium
Tuesday, October 08 2019
12:15 - South Africa vs Canada
Kobe Misaki Stadium

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