6 Aug 2009

Hawkes Bay say their Super 15 bid is over

8:43 am on 6 August 2009

The Hawke's Bay Rugby Union's bid to enter an expanded Super 15 is over.

Hawke's Bay withdrew their expression of interest yesterday and chief executive Mike Bishop says they hadn't had enough time to present a business case for the 2011 competition....

Bishop says the NZRU also wasn't that receptive to having a 6th franchise in New Zealand.

Meanwhile Taranaki is still keen on the expanded competition.