SANZAAR have today confirmed their decision to axe three of the 18 Super Rugby teams at the conclusion of the 2017 season, although which sides will go has not been finalised.
One Australian and two South African sides are on the chopping block, with the respective rugby unions to make the final decision on who stays and who goes.
The Australian Rugby Union have met today to finalise which team will be sacrificed as Super Rugby reverts back to a 15 team format.
The new format will consist of three groups of five teams, meaning the Jaguares will join up with the remaining sides of the South African conference, while the Sunwolves will link up with the Australian conference.
A statement, Sanzaar said it would be a full home and away draw which means a return to a full set of local derbies.
The most likely sides to be cut appear the Force, and South Africa's Kings and Cheetahs.