The Southern Kings' place in the Super Rugby competition in 2013 was reaffirmed at a special council meeting of the South African Rugby Union in Cape Town on Friday.
Proposals on mechanisms to identity the four other South African entrants will be considered at a SARU special general meeting on March 30.
“The decision to include the Southern Kings in the 2013 Super Rugby tournament was unanimously confirmed by the members," said Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU on Friday.
“We will now look at the options to identify the other entrants to the competition, which will include further discussions with our SANZAR partners on the possibility of including a sixth South African team in the competition.
“The Unions will also be making their own recommendations and the outcome of those discussions and other proposals will be tabled for the Executive Council and ultimately a General Meeting to consider."
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