The Japan Rugby Union was told by SANZAR yesterday that it was preferred ahead of Singapore.
The hearing at ARU headquarters in Sydney lasted almost four hours.
It was anyone's game but the Turbos were the real deal for 2015.
Manawatu showed their mettle to take out the final. See how they did it.
Spark New Zealand and Vector gained as an offshore rally flowed through to the local
England gave a Fijian-born serving soldier his first call-up and left out big-name backs Chris Ashton and Danny Cipriani.
Colin Slade, Steven Luatua, Dominic Bird and Matt Todd have been included in the Barbarians.
England fears have been confirmed with centre Manu Tuilagi ruled out of the November Tests.
The All Blacks will use their impending tour to the US and UK as a dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup.
The United States has reached an agreement which will allow it to include leading players based in Britain, France and Japan in
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