PRO12 becomes PRO14 Championship as two South African teams join to create 'truly global tournament'
South African franchises Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will join the Guinness PRO12 to create an enlarged tournament next season.
The tournament - which will be renamed the Guinness PRO14 Championship - will be split into two conferences of seven.
Each conference will be made up of two Welsh and two Irish teams, with one representative each from Scotland, Italy and South Africa.
'The agreement means that the Championship will take place across the northern and southern hemispheres and marks the first phase of expansion as the Guinness PRO14 becomes a truly global tournament,'... read more
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