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    Grey defends Australian Super Rugby teams

    Australia's struggles will not be fixed by reducing the number of teams they have in Super Rugby, says assistant coach Nathan Grey.

    The Wallabies managed to win only six Tests in 2016, while the Brumbies were the only Aussie team to reach the Super Rugby play-offs.

    A debate about the structure and number of teams in Super Rugby have been going on for a while, but Grey believes the current number of five teams should be maintained.

    "Super Rugby with the five franchises that Australia has exposes a lot more players to that next level," Grey told AAP at Sydney Airport on Tuesday after returning from the Wallabies November tour.

    "The more you can expose those players to those step-ups in intensity and performance it's only going to hold Australian rugby in good stead. You look at the makeup of a Wallaby squad there's a good spread of players across all those franchises.

    "If you only had the three (teams) there's going to be a number of guys who are not going to be exposed to that level and it's not going to help the game."

    Full article: http://www.planetrugby.com/news/grey...r-rugby-teams/

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