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 Draft Grand Final is upon us! Both Harry and Nabung held out to claim wins in their respective semi-final match-ups despite losing in the 2nd row. The finals Draft runs the same as during the semi’s. Harry is our first seed, with Nabung 2nd. We pick 1st to 2nd, then 1st to […]
The OG League Draft’s Wooden Spoon Final is about to come to a close. Nelson has a narrow 69 point lead over regular season dookie Larry as we enter the second half of their grand final playoff. Check out the teams and let us know who you think will get the win! The finals Draft […]
The OG League Draft semi-finals are half way done! Nabung looks to be in cruise control with the grand final being his destination, while Harry holds a reasonable lead over 2019’s most improved Wylie. Check out our teams and let us know who you think will get the win! The finals Draft are not snake […]
The OG League Draft Wooden Spoon play off is finally here! Our Wooden Spoon match-up runs over two consecutive weeks, with the combined scores deciding who our 2019 Wooden Spoon Loser is! The finals Draft are not snake drafts like our initial season draft. Instead we pick 7th to 8th, then 7th to 8th again. […]
The OG League Draft finals are finally here! Our semi-final runs over two consecutive weeks, with the combined scores deciding the head to head match-ups. The finals Draft are not snake drafts like our initial season draft. Instead we pick 1st to 4th, then 1st to 4th again. Our season finished as follows: This week […]