Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Nope. IIRC SANZAR put the decision on hold. It is just logistically impossible to work them in. And to get there you're flying over the Pacific Islands (or if you're SA...you're just flying).
This is true, but SA is already pretty far away. NZ played the Wallabies in Hong Kong last year, and the Crusaders played at Twickenham in the Super 15.
I know it's a tough ask but would 6 nations be better?
Maybe there should be a global pool over 2 seasons or something. Rugby is not going to spread itself. NZ has at least 1 game a year against each of the pacific islanders, yet we only play argentina once every 2-4 years. They're clearly just as good as the islanders, they need to be playing more.