Celtic Rugby issued the below statement this afternoon regarding the possible expansion of the competition.

Celtic Rugby can confirm that advanced & positive discussions are taking place with the South African Rugby Union regarding the introduction of 2 teams into an expanded Guinness PRO12 Championship.

Given the proximity of the 2017/18 season start, a final decision on this potential expansion will be confirmed as soon as practical.

Related

Connacht Eagles team named for Interpro clash against Munster A