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SARU in advanced talks to add two teams to Anglo-W

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    Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:18pm
Quote EXCLUSIVE - SARU in advanced talks to add two teams to Anglo-Welsh Cup

Following the addition of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the Guinness PRO14 this season, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) is keen to expand their northern hemisphere options for the 2018/19 campaign.

RugbyPass understands that talks are at an advanced stage to add two new “franchises” to the Anglo-Welsh Cup next season, with SARU seemingly keen to open up multiple avenues in the northern hemisphere, as they continue to search for alternatives to Super Rugby.

The final decisions on this mooted move will be made later this month but if they are given the go-ahead by both SARU and Anglo-Welsh Cup organisers, Premier Rugby Ltd, then the two new franchises will be built around existing Currie Cup teams.

With the Cheetahs and Southern Kings committed to the PRO14, both the Free State Cheetahs and Eastern Province would likely be off the cards, but the Sharks (Durban) and Golden Lions (Johannesburg) are potential options, with their affiliated Super Rugby sides rumoured to also be open to moves to the northern hemisphere in the coming seasons.

This would be a way for the decision-makers at the Sharks and Lions to test the waters in regard to the viability of playing in the northern hemisphere.

An alternative would be to build the two new franchises around Currie Cup sides that have no affiliations to Super Rugby sides, such as the Pumas (Nelspruit) or Griquas (Kimberley), or sides from the Currie Cup 1st Division, such as the Griffons (Welkom), Leopards (Potchefstroom) or Border Bulldogs (East London).

If the respective boards agree to the move later this month, it will be another step forward for South African rugby in the northern hemisphere and may well be the precursor to more interest from England and France in the South African sides, especially with big markets like Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria potentially on the cards in the coming years.

EXCLUSIVE - SARU in advanced talks to add two team


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zibbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:33pm
so hulle maak nou amptelik die currie cup dood . great stuff
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WitBoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:33pm
Daar is baie positiewe punte vir 'n skuif van Super Rugby af na Europa, maar in my opinie , net soveel negatiewe punte... Finansieel sal dit seker goed wees vir SA Rugby, maar gaan dit rerig goed wees vir die Bokke(nie dat ek rerig omgee nie) of selfs vir die Leeus? Gaan dit nie net groter belangstelling in ons spelers kweek wat dan sal beteken dat ons elke seisoen 'n helse klomp spelers gaan verloor nie?
"Believe nothing, No matter where you read it, Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it, Unless it agrees with your own reason And your own common sense" - Buddha
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goue Leeu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:33pm
Nee wat hou verby.. rugby is genoeg uitgedun en afgewater soos dit is. Dis lekker om 'n span te ondersteun wat goed doen in Super Rugby.. teen die beste wat NZ kan bied.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote valie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:37pm
Mmmmm, interessant. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote valie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:38pm
Dit kan werk indien ons heeltemal wegbeweeg van  SR. Ek kan egter nie sien hoe dit kan  werk indie ons SR speel en in n NH toernooi betrokke is nie.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Leeubok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 3:45pm
Originally posted by Goue Leeu Goue Leeu wrote:

Nee wat hou verby.. rugby is genoeg uitgedun en afgewater soos dit is. Dis lekker om 'n span te ondersteun wat goed doen in Super Rugby.. teen die beste wat NZ kan bied.

Stem 100% saam jou.

As hulle regtig wil, gee dit aan Griquas en Pumas en laat hulle groepe versterk met spelers van kleiner unies soos Grens, SWD, Valke ens.. Ek weet netnie wie in SA dit OOK nog gaan kyk nie, maar nouja. Die klomp glo mos hoe meer hoe beter, kwantiteit oor kwaliteit
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote valie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2017 at 4:22pm
As Griekwas in is sal ek defnitief gaan kyk as hulle in Kimberley speel teen spanne soos Gloucester, Sale Sharks, Saracens, ens.
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