Brumbies legend Stephen Larkham. Photo: Getty Images
The ACT Brumbies will consider basing their rugby program at the Australian Institute of Sport for the entire 2014 Super Rugby season to avoid a disruptive move in the middle of the campaign.
The Brumbies have set up their temporary home at the AIS as they wait for their new $15million centre to be built at the University of Canberra.
The joint project with the ACT government and the university is expected to be completed by the end of February.
But if the construction is delayed, backs coach Stephen Larkham conceded the Brumbies may have to wait until the end of the year to move again.
''We've been given a six- or seven-month time period but I'm sure it will take a lot longer,'' he said.
''There's a little bit of concern … [having a training base] going into the season is the most important thing. It then comes down to whether we want to move halfway through the season.''
The Brumbies have already left their Griffith headquarters and demolition is expected to start in the coming weeks.
Brumbies coach Jake White is still finalising his roster for the 2014 season. There are two full-time contract spots up for grabs and extended player squad deals to be finalised before pre-season training begins next month.
Meanwhile, SANZAR says it will add a 16th team to Super Rugby for the 2016 season. South Africa has been pushing to have another team added to its conference given the depth of talent in the country.
It's unclear how the new South African franchise will affect the make-up of the competition and the finals series.
In 2011 the Super Rugby format was divided into conferences.