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NZR approves Super Rugby licences for Pacific Islands teams

Leicester Fainga'anuku of Moana Pasifika charges forward during the match against the Maori All Blacks on December 5, 2020 (by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have taken a major step closer towards being accepted into the new Super Rugby competition being devised by New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia after they were granted conditional licences by NZR.

The NZR Board’s decision to approve licences today (Wednesday) is intended to ultimately see the two Pacific Islands teams join New Zealand’s existing five Super Rugby Aotearoa clubs and Australia’s five Super Rugby AU teams in a new tournament being planned for 2022.

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