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Super Rugby conference format staying put

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/09/2016 Adrian Warren

Hurricanes players Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara celebrate after winning the Super Rugby final. © Getty Images Hurricanes players Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara celebrate after winning the Super Rugby final. SANZAAR boss Andy Marinos says Super Rugby needs to regain it's competitiveness but the hotly debated conference system is here to stay.

The first year of the conference format in 2016, drew plenty of criticism, especially around the draw with some sides not playing New Zealand teams and some teams hosting finals against sides which accumulated less points.

"The format is going to stay in conferences for the foreseeable future given our geographical challenges we've got, so it's more how do we get the competitiveness in the teams,". Marinos said in Sydney on Monday.

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