The IRB will now continue to work with SANZAR
to ensure that all conditions for Argentina's entry are met.
nations are concerned because they are seeing players leave their own country at the peak of their powers.
disciplinary hearing decided the blow was struck with an "open hand" and judicial officer, Nigel Hampton QC, found Hooper guilty of contravening Law 10.
He added that such disciplinary recourse was necessary to act as a deterrent to players," a SANZAR
In September 2009, SANZAR
, the board representing the national rugby unions of the existing Tri-Nations teams, tabled a conditional invitation to Argentina to join the competition.
Johnson's first series in charge ended with a hat-trick of heavy defeats to SANZAR
superpowers Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
attacking in the tackle, something that SANZAR
teams are unused to.
This was the first Super Rugby match to be staged outside of the SANZAR
Rumours of rifts in the Springbok camp have been rife, while the coach himself narrowly avoided falling foul of SANZAR
for those now infamous comments after his side's second defeat in New Zealand.
The home captain was cited for striking his opponent around the head area in the first-half at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and had to appear before a SANZAR
hearing earlier today.
That meant ditching the controversial sanctions regulation - where most penalties are replaced by freekicks - which was used in this year's SANZAR
competitions but does not feature in the global trial of experimental law variations (ELVs).
Browne said: "The reality is if we want to achieve everything we aspire to for the national team we need to be winning those games against SANZAR