The Australian Rugby Union's boss John O'Neill wants to wipe `sunscreen rugby' off the Super 14 calendar after the collapse of Springboks flanker Juan Smith in summer-time Brisbane heat.
O'Neill says the Super 14 starts too early and he doesn't want to see matches, day or night, played before mid-March in future.
The Cheetahs skipper Smith was rushed to hospital with heat stress and concussion after falling in the dressing room following his team's 22-3 loss to the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
He was recovering on the Gold Coast on Monday after requiring a saline drip to restore his fluids overnight.
Reds forwards reported losing four to seven kilograms while playing in 32-degree heat and 66 per cent humidity in the afternoon game.