SANZAR


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SANZARSouth Africa New Zealand Australia Rugby
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But Dr Jan Marais, chairman of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) executive committee said: "We like the concept but because of the timing, SANZAR cannot commit to such a competition.
But speaking after a SANZAR meeting in Sydney, Dr Jan Marais, chairman of the South African Rugby Union executive committee said: "We like the concept but because of the timing, SANZAR cannot commit to such a competition.
"To have the Pumas, third at Rugby World Cup 2007 and currently ranked sixth in the world, join with the three top ranked international teams in world rugby will be exciting for fans, players, sponsors and broadcasters across our four countries and beyond," Sanzar chief executive Andy Marinos said.
"Do you do it through us or Sanzar (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina)?
But the citing commissioner said the incident met the red-card threshold for foul play and a SANZAR judicial officer will investigate.
Higginbotham was charged by SANZAR with kneeing and head-butting McCaw during Saturday's Bledisloe Test match in Brisbane which ended in an 18-18 draw.
The mercurial flyhalf was the subject of a SANZAR judicial hearing on Monday, following which he was suspended for a week.
The package, worth US dollars 10million, is to support the addition of the Pumas to the tournament, which includes southern hemisphere giants New Zealand, Australia and world champions South Africa who operate under the SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby) banner.
"I think we need a time in the game where we say: 'This is what we are doing across the board, internationally."' With SANZAR desperate to improve the on-field product, Super 14 referees have been told to crack down on defending teams so there is virtually no competition at the ruck.
While the SANZAR nations embraced the majority for the Super 14 and Tri- Nations, the northern hemisphere remained more sceptical.
Johnson's first series in charge ended with a hat-trick of heavy defeats to SANZAR superpowers Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
But those two victories represent half of England's Test wins in 19 Tests against SANZAR opponents since the World Cup victory in 2003.