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Rugby Australia offers coy response to New Zealand competition proposal – The Guardian

Rugby Australia has delivered a muted response to an offer from New Zealand Rugby to sign up teams to a new-look franchise competition in 2021

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New Zealand Rugby is confident it will get buy-in from Australia to join its new-look franchise competition in 2021, but says it will be highly selective over which teams will be invited to take part.
Trans-Tasman negotiations next week will determine whether Rugby Australia enters expressions of interest for its teams to join the competition or breaks ties and forms its own model.
An RA statement on Friday revealed few clues to its stance in response to the NZR announcement of an eight-to-10-…

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