Argentina will not have a team participating in next year’s Vodacom Cup competition, it is reported.
The Pampas XV – who have played in the South African domestic competition since 2010 – have pulled out of next year’s edition. It is believed that the 2011 champions find it too expensive to take part.
There will now be 15 teams in the competition, seven in the Southern Section and eight in the Northern Section. Whipping boys, the Limpopo Blue Bulls, are the eighth team in the Northern Section.
This will be a big blow to Argentine rugby as the event was used to improve the depth of their national team and give fringe players more exposure to professional rugby.