29 Oct 2009

World cup winning captain to decide on 15th Super rugby franchise

5:50 pm on 29 October 2009

The former world cup winning All Blacks captain David Kirk and retired New Zealand High Court judge Barry Paterson have been appointed to decide whether Australia or South Africa will be given the 15th Super rugby franchise.

The matter was referred to the adjudication panel to decide after the SANZAR Executive Committee failed to reach unanimity a decision on whether Melbourne or the Southern Kings should be awarded the licence.

A decision is expected within two weeks.