27 May 2009

Counties Manukau will be part of top comp

7:25 am on 27 May 2009

Counties-Manukau will be part of this year's national provincial competition, says the New Zealand Rugby union - despite a media report to the contrary.

A newspaper report's suggested Counties-Manukau were about to dropped from the competition, but the NZRU's General Manager of provincial and community rugby Brent Anderson says there'll be no change.

The rugby union announced last week any changes to the competition would happen in 2011, but could be introduced next year if all parties agree.

Anderson says further details of the workshop involving the provincial unions and possible competition formats will be released shortly.