Rugby: Wallabies great Tim Horan proposes Super Rugby overhaul

Wallabies great Tim Horan thinks Super Rugby as we know it must change and given the global pandemic, now is the perfect time to do it.

Horan believes an Asia-Pacific based competition could be a viable option for 2021 and isn't the only one calling for change.

Even before the Super Rugby season was suspended, the empty seats around stadiums made one thing obvious.

"It needs to be revitalised," former All Black Mike Brewer told Newshub. 

"It needs new money, it needs new marketing and it needs new broadcasters."

Two-time World Cup-winning Wallaby Horan agrees.

"I think it's probably going to have to change," Horan told Newshub. "The cost of flying players all around the world - especially to Argentina and South Africa - is about $25 million or something like that."

Horan's solution is an Asia-Pacific competition, with teams from New Zealand and Australia, a top-ranked team from the Pacific Islands and potentially two teams from Japan.

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