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.
A lot of people have been asking us exactly when we will be rolling out our platform and what will it feature. We’ve kept tight lipped on the platform thus far whilst working away on it and through a busy preseason of content. It’s extremely difficult to estimate how long software development will take and […]
The Championship Grand Finals (1) Call me Big Papali’i V Burnin’ Bridges (2) In the final fixture of the Draft season we had one returning finalist and one fresh faced manager looking to write his name into history. Harry was looking to create a Drafting dynasty after finishing champion in 2015,16,17 and runner up in […]
The Championship Semi-Finals Rd 2 (4) Burnin’ Bridges 643 leads 383 Havili’s Homophobic Henchmen (1)(2) Call me Big Papali’i 501 leads 359 Karl Marx Groomed these Maddogs (3) Burnin’ Bridges V Havili’s Homophobic Henchmen A 260 point lead at the half way point of the head to head match-up should be enough for anyone to […]
Update Wednesday 26th of June: OPTA have now confirmed that Finals (Matt) Todd scored off the Crusaders 48th minute rolling maul try, not Whetu Douglas. This means that Matt Todd actually scored 58 for the week, while Whetu only scored 31 points. The Championship Semi-Finals Rd 1 (1) Havili’s Homophobic Henchmen V Burnin’ Bridges (4)(2) […]
Sorry beloved readers – had a big week before the long weekend that has just been and didn’t get around to posting the Fantasy Super Rugby Round 9 review. I am still posting it a week later because a) I am thorough I had already written half of it and mainly b) because it will irritate […]