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Spears willing to waive 2008 Super 14 rights



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South Africa’s Cape Times reports that the the Southern Spears are willing to waive their right to guaranteed participation in the 2008 Super 14 as a compromise with SA Rugby.

Their Stephen Nell spoke to Spears chief executive Tony McKeever and he told them ,”We would consider waivering the entrenchment for 2008 and say we are entrenched for one year (2007).”

“After next year’s Super 14, there can be promotion-relegation matches (between the fifth-placed side after the 2007 Super 14 and the relegated franchise of this year), which I feel should be over three legs – home, away and on neutral territory.

“We have confidence in our ability. It is unlikely that we will finish as the fifth-placed South African side next year.”

SARugby has sent a fact finding mission this weekend to investigate the Spears readiness for 2007.

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