Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have agreed to work together until at least the year 2030.
Mark Robinson, the CEO of New Zealand Rugby, says that the new partnership will extend the current joint venture from 2024 to 2030. This shows a shared commitment to the Super Rugby Pacific structure.
Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said there are no plans to change the format, but the competition will remain dynamic and innovative.
"Through rule changes, fan engagement strategies, and broadcast innovations, RA and NZR are dedicated to creating the most thrilling form of rugby in the world." We do this in collaboration with our partners. The collaboration will make it possible for our players, clubs, and partners to make plans with confidence for a competition that is certain to include some of the best rugby in the world.
Super Rugby Pacific's governance will change under the new deal. NZR will chair a nine-person board including representatives from NZR, RA, NZRPA, and RUPA.