VIDEO: INDO-PACIFIC LEAGUE MAY KICK OFF NEXT YEAR
WATCH THE FULL MEDIA BRIEFING: MINING MAGNATE ANDREW FORREST SAID HIS SIX-TEAM INDO PACIFIC RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP COULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY LATE NEXT YEAR FOLLOWING TALKS WITH THE AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION.
The billionaire Chairman of a mining company met with the ARU board this week and said the governing body was set to provide a preferred playing window, information on player eligibility and approve the IPRC in principle by November 2.
Forrest, who is setting up the new league in the wake of Western Force’s controversial axing from Super Rugby, said he had presented the ARU with two possible windows for the tournament – July-October 2018 or March-June 2019.
Both timetables would compete directly with either the National Rugby Championship or Super Rugby, though Forrest is confident of attracting talent.