This from sarugbymag.co.za:
The Cheetahs are one of three teams who could lose their Super Rugby status if the competition is reduced from 18 to 15 teams next year.
A motion to cut three teams from the tournament was put forward at a Sanzaar meeting in London on Friday, and according to reports the New Zealand Rugby Union has given its backing to the Jaguares and Sunwolves and proposed that two South African teams and an Australian side bet axed instead.
Any Super Rugby changes require a unanimous vote by all national unions and it is believed neither the Australian Rugby Union nor SA Rugby vetoed the NZRU’s proposal and that a decision had been reached and would be announced in the coming days.
While the Australian side to be cut is a toss-up between the Force and the Rebels, the most likely scenario from a South African point of view is that the Cheetahs and the Kings will fall victim to the new Super Rugby model.
Sanzaar and SA Rugby have dismissed the claim as mere speculation.
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