http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Rugby_Championship There is going to be eight teams to start. Until im proven otherwise ill see this as a bad clone of the Currie cup and the NPC. <_< The announced teams (with names etc) Sydney Fleet Central Coast Rays Ballymore Tornadoes-Brisbane East Coast Aces-gold coast and teams from Western Sydney Canberra Melbourne Perth Melbourne has announced a coach and i haven't heard much from the others. The ABC has the rights to broadcast games over ABC and ABC 2 (digital channel),which is great because it will be on FTA not pay tv. Starts april the 11th.