New Super Rugby format

New Super rugby format 'unfair' on NZ teams

Under the new 15 team format, which comes into effect from next year, New Zealand teams will play each other twice - home and away.

However, the change won't affect Faumuina as he's off to French club Toulouse at the end of the season.

The New Zealand derbies have been notoriously tough on players, with former Blues coach Sir John Kirwan saying they are the closest thing to a test match, but Faumuina says there's nothing they can do now.

He says there will now be eight really touch games a year.