Scottish Rugby is holding meetings with seven of the nation’s top domestic clubs who are “genuinely interested” in becoming one of six semi-professional franchises from 2019.
The “Super Six” will replace the existing 10-team BT Premiership, with its purpose to bridge the gap between the club game and Scotland’s professional sides, Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.
“We were mandated [by member clubs] to look at four key areas,” Stephen Gemmell, Scottish Rugby’s technical director, explained.
“One was where the amateur game started and stopped, the second was about improving the standard of the top end of our domestic game, the third was about providing cross-border competition, and the fourth was about providing a genuine coaching pathway and opportunity.
“Super Six, for me deals ,with all four of those aspects.”