CAPE TOWN - The Golden Lions Rugby Union is adamant it will participate in Super Rugby next year.
The Lions are sitting bottom of the log in this year's competition.
One of the South African franchises will have to make way for the Eastern Province Kings who have been guaranteed a spot in next year's tournament.
But Lions President Kevin de Klerk said he has been assured by the Sports ministry that the Lions will be one of the five South African franchises playing Super Rugby next year.
“I’m very confident that we will stay in.”
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)