” Super Six ” Meeting Draws Interest From Seven Clubs

Written by on January 15, 2018

Scottish Rugby is holding meetings with seven of the nation’s top domestic clubs who are “genuinely interested” in becoming one of six semi-professional franchises from 2019.

The Super Six will  replace the existing 10-team BT Premiership, with its purpose to bridge the gap between the club game and Scotland’s professional sides, Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.

“We were mandated [by member clubs] to look at four key areas,” Stephen Gemmell, Scottish Rugby’s technical director, explained.

“One was where the amateur game started and stopped, the second was about improving the standard of the top end of our domestic game, the third was about providing cross-border competition, and the fourth was about providing a genuine coaching pathway and opportunity.

“Super Six, for me deals ,with all four of those aspects.

Scottish Rugby’s new domestic set-up, from season 2019-20
A semi-professional “Super Six” replaces the amateur BT Premiership
Directly below this will be an all-amateur 12-team Championship
This will sit above a three-tier National League system

“There have been and are scheduled before the end of next month, [meetings with] seven interested BT Premiership clubs, and a number of other clubs, either individually or joint.”


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