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New Aussie Super 15 team in doubt

THE FUTURE of theĀ Melbourne Super 15 franchise is in doubt after negotiations between investors and the Australian Rugby Union stalled.

The Australian Associated Press is reporting members of the VicSuper15 group and the ARU failed to reach an agreementĀ about funding.

The ARU is offering the team an annual grant of A$3 million – up from the originally-offered $2.1m – but investors say that amount is insufficient to cover the set-up, player recruitment and marketing costs associated with the venture.

They are pushing for a $4.2 million grant which the existing Australian franchises receive. CLICK HERE to read more