Now that the news has been broken, I can now at last say why I maintained that the Lions will play in SupeRugby next season.
I was informed by 4 different sources a while back that the Kings have been “paid off” to stay out of SupeRugby for the next couple of seasons.
The Kings have allegedly accepted a R40 million rand offer to stay out of SupeRugby until 2016.
This confirms what I was told and the Lions will remain in SupeRugby for at least 3 more seasons and closure to this matter has been reached.
The Kings now deny this, but as mentioned I heard this from a couple of different sources, so let’s see what transpires.