Canada and USA have been included in the Pacific Nations Cup competition to face opponents like Japan, Tonga and Fiji. SANZAR want Super Rugby to expand for the greater good of the nations involved, and this probably means moving into bigger markets like North America and Asia for Super Rugby 2016.
There is a massive trade off between watering down the quality of the competition and making money. As it stands there are probably already three teams who struggle including the Rebels, Force and Kings. In a tough competition like Super Rugby, you need depth of quality players.
What about the Pacific Islands and Argentina? I think if the Pacific Islands and Argentina were at full strength then they should also be included, but unfortunately, most of their players play in Europe and would probably not return to play Super Rugby.
It is difficult to know where to draw the line. Why don't we have one massive Super Rugby competition featuring teams from throughout the world, or at least something similar to the Champions League.
It does seem crazy that teams like Canada, USA and Japan are being considered ahead of the Pacific Island Nations and Argentina, even though they aren't as good, but they do have the population and money to make them more profitable.
Do you think Canada, USA and Japan should be included in Super Rugby 2016?