Domestic Rugby & The Super Rugby Championship Cup

The structure of Super Rugby (SR) has long been untenable and it is time to blow it up and start fresh.

For some time, as an Australian, I subscribed to the idea that we needed a Pacific or trans-Tasman competition. I now believe that this would be unfair to South Africa and would face the same sustainability issues.

I believe the future of Super Rugby is in the structure of a Championship Cup in a similar mould to the Heineken Cup in Europe. The top teams for domestic leagues in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan would qualify for the Cup for a home and away pool stage followed by playoffs. There would be a financial burden to begin with, however the domestic leagues across the SANZAAR nations, coupled with the Championship Cup could offer an attractive broadcast package.

The OG League 2020 – Round 3

In response to a pretty dismal showing last week, the managers from The Draft metaphorically said “hold me beer”, each seemingly competing for the lowest score of the round. Only 1 of our 8 managers managed to bag himself an attacking bonus point (>450 points) and he was the one who needed it the most! […]

Super Rugby Stock Market: Penultimate Round

For this weeks version I am doing something a little different. There are only two rounds left before Super Rugby play offs and that means certain draft formats are already into their finals. We’ve done the work to get you through to the final and walking away as the champ!  considerably higher than their *intrinsic […]

Super Rugby Team Fantasy Scores

Here are the Starting XV and Full Team fantasy scores from round 12. How did your team stack up? The week to week Team Scores and Round in Review are the brain child of the barely brained David Carr-Gregg. In his absence, I thought it necessary to at least put up the teams weekly scores. […]