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Corne Van Vuuren

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Soup bone, I don’t like the philosophy of European rugby, had a good few chats with the supporters of the Pro14.

Firstly they want derbies- according to them that makes money and is what the fans want.

The bigger the Pro 14 – the more conferences, which i hate.

Their broadcasters wants content, the more the better.

This in turn means the various comps intertwine, so one week you play Pro 14, next week Champions Cup, week after test rugby.

This means big squads and coaches prioritising which matches they send second string teams out and which their first choice xv.

I simply don’t like it.

As I hated the convoluted conference system in Super Rugby.

I want shorter more meaningful comps.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Jurie Roux CEO of SARU refuted that, saying there are contracts in place, and the only way NZ could break from SANZAAR was a mutual agreement between SARU, NZRU, RA and Argentina could desolve the SANZAAR partnership

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

What guilt or bitterness?

Considering the challenges South Africa have faced and are still facing speaks volumes for our don’t give up attitude.

Those consistencies are natural when transformation happens in a society, look at the talented South African rugby players plying their trade throughout the richest tournaments in the world, the only nation (and a united nation at that) that rivals ourdepth of talented players playing all over the world is New Zealand.

That is something to be proud of.

Winning three world cups in less tournaments than anyone else is a “marker” you are envious of, whether your precious All Blacks are consistently the best in the world does not take anything away from our three world cup wins, no matter how hard you devalue them for your own justification.

Our name is on the trophy mate, nothing you can do about it, the only team you deem “worthy” of World Champion status are the All Blacks, well suck it up, for three more years you will have that bitter taste in your mouth every time you think of the William Webb Ellis

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

You must be a very sad, bitter man, showing no respect for the fiercest rivals of the All Blacks.

I have entertained your salty behaviour long enough now, you must never have played a competitive rugby match in your life, otherwise you would have known this game we love is about respect and enjoyment.

I will no longer entertain your petty bitterness and hate. Good luck with whatever has caused you such bitterness.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

I don’t support any franchise, I support the Springboks only.

Professional rugby has tainted the identity of community rugby/teams, they don’t represent communities anymore, hence I cannot ifentif6 with them

Only team I can strongly identify with is my national team.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

nope

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

conference system has been around since 2011.

Statistics in itself only provide numbers, which can be manipulated for the benefit of the narration of a story.

Without context and explanation those statistics in itself means little.

Debunking the lack of depth myth

No, they haven’t. Don’t confuse next season with the seasons after. Restructuring is afoot, but nobody has left SANZAAR

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

nope

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Nope

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Nobody is leaving SANZAAR yet

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

I”ll give you that, your comments are very entertaining. Thou doth protest too much.

Your comments might have a bit more credibility if you absolute dislike/bias weren’t soobvious 😛

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

The proposed comp is for next season due to covid19, travel from SA is highly unlikely in 2021.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

In a convoluted conference system weakest conference will improve the chances of the best team in that conference.

those are head to head statistics, tells the story.

Debunking the lack of depth myth

Your guess is as good as mine.

Personally I am totally against connecting with Europe. But the reality is Jurie Roux and Rassie Erasmus seems to be exploring the possibility to go north. Which tells me they are looking at the revenue as the big draw card.

There are also thoughts in regard to SA rugby teams will fit their natural style with Europe as the game is more technical and slower due to conditions, but the contrast to that is the hard and fast fields in SA.

Which might blend two styles of rugby.

I don’t know, for me the answer is straight forward.

Make Currie Cup the competition it once was, then have some form of Best vs best Super rugby tournament no longer than 8-10 weeks, my preference is three best teams from SA, OZ and NZ compete ina single round robin, no finals, winner of the log wins the trophy. That way the most consistent team is the Champions.

SH will never compete with Europe or big economies such as Japan for revenue, it is futile trying to do it, just make a top product, sell that to broadcasters for as much as you can, structure your setup that you contract your best 90-120 players and pay them as well as you can.

If they leave for overseas clubs there is really not much you can do about it.

But then I am not running SH rugby.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

I suspect SARU wants to go north, but I think COVID is delaying decisions intil there is a clear possibility of a calendar available.

I hope not, but I suspect that is the situation

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Since 2010

Brumbies vs Stormers 4/8
Brumbies vs Sharks 5/8
Brumbies vs Lions 4/7
Brumbies vs Lions 6/9

Waratahs vs Stormers 4/8
Waratahs vs Sharks 3/8 one draw
Waratahs vs Lions 4/9
Waratahs vs Bulls 2/7

Reds vs Stormers 4/8
Reds vs Sharks 3/9
Reds vs Lions 4/8
Reds vs Bulls 5/9

Rebels vs Stormers 1/7
Rebels vs Sharks 1/8 one draw
Rebels vs Lions 1/6
Rebels vs Bulls 1/7

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

I am sure we will see SARU’s decisions soon

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Could be satire, I am hopingit is.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

We’re not going to keep them unless SARU pays them in dollars.

Hence my belief (sadly) SARU is going north.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Very few are watching the Kings anywhere

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Sa matches are the worst performing matches in the UK as well?

Strange how man6 of our players are recruited then, eh.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

This article is going to throw up some serious stone throwing, brave to write it soup bone. 😱

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

I somehow doubt SARU would bid again after the couple of fails they had in recent attempts, I think they have lost faith in the process

Phil Kearns will run Australia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

So you’re happy with a general stat, thereby accusing all SA referees of bias?

What about a referee that penalises one team out of the match and then when the fat lady has sung evens up the scoring sheet with a few meaningless penalties deep in the half of the team cahsing the game, thereby not really providing them with scoring penalties?

Thus the ledger seems to balance, yet we all know what happened?

Debunking the lack of depth myth