5 South African membership sides will play in European competitors subsequent season, organisers have introduced.
The Stormers, Bulls and Sharks, who certified second, fourth and fifth from the United Rugby Championship (URC), will play within the Champions Cup.
The Lions, who completed twelfth, will play within the Problem Cup, whereas the Cheetahs, who haven’t performed within the URC, have been invited into the occasion.
Organisers say their inclusion with carry “a brand new stage of elite rugby”.
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