Chance of Tokyo-Based Sunwolves to take part in the Australia new domestic competition are are minimal.
With the Super Rugby not to resuming soon, Australia are keen to have domestic competition which will involve Brumbies, Waratahs, Reds, Rebels and Western Force and Sunwolves were expected to part of the competition.
Melbourne Rebels CEO Baden Stephenson believes that logistical issues might hinder the side from being part of the tournament.
“Things are progressing really well with the Force but I think the international border restrictions are probably going to make it pretty hard for Japan,” Stephenson told reporters in Melbourne
“At one stage they were thinking about using their Australian and New Zealand players and some Japanese players but I think that the more they worked through the process the harder it is looking.”