Forum Home Forum Home > Rugby Competitions > Other Internationals
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Extensive review of 'under pressure' rugby in New
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


The Lions next play the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday 21 March 2020, kickoff at 5:45 SA Time. Due to the Coronavirus the Super Rugby competition was suspended so the match will actually not take place as scheduled.

Extensive review of 'under pressure' rugby in New

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
Lion4ever View Drop Down
Koning Leeu
Koning Leeu
Avatar

Joined: 30-Mar-2016
Location: Roodepoort
Status: Offline
Points: 1974
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lion4ever Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Extensive review of 'under pressure' rugby in New
    Posted: 24-Jan-2020 at 11:28am
Ideally, we should be pro active. In spite of winning the world cup and ending no 1 last year we should be putting structures in place to keep us there.
Back to Top
Zibbie View Drop Down
Koning Leeu
Koning Leeu


Joined: 03-Apr-2016
Status: Offline
Points: 1153
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zibbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2020 at 11:13am
Originally posted by Lion4ever Lion4ever wrote:

Amazing how they make the semis of the WC and drop to number 2, that they look to restructure their rugby.

This is why i have respect for them . We would and have celebrated coming 3rd . thats the difference  
Back to Top
Lion4ever View Drop Down
Koning Leeu
Koning Leeu
Avatar

Joined: 30-Mar-2016
Location: Roodepoort
Status: Offline
Points: 1974
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lion4ever Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2020 at 10:22am
Amazing how they make the semis of the WC and drop to number 2, that they look to restructure their rugby.
Back to Top
Transvaal View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group


Joined: 30-Mar-2016
Status: Online
Points: 32555
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Transvaal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2020 at 8:23am
https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/extensive-review-of-under-pressure-rugby-in-new-zealand-20200124

Rugby in New Zealand is to undergo an extensive review, with the sport's bosses admitting on Friday the game was "under pressure" as it faces an All Blacks slump in world rankings and dwindling numbers at the grassroots level.

The five Super Rugby franchises and 26 provincial unions have announced a joint review aimed at setting the sport up "for sustained success over the next decade".

"It is timely to review how we deliver rugby and ensure the sport has the resources to ensure it is sustainable and relevant to fans and communities right across the rugby system," New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said in a statement.

Although rugby has long been treated almost like a national religion in New Zealand, with the All Blacks captaincy regarded by many as the most important job in the country, it is now struggling to maintain its support.

The fading prestige was not helped last year when the three-times world champion All Blacks were beaten in the semi-finals at the World Cup and along the way lost their 10-year grip on the No 1 world ranking.

In Super Rugby, an increasing number of players not immediately in line for All Blacks selection are being lured off-shore by big-money contracts on offer in Europe and Japan.

The next tier down, the national provincial championship, once the pinnacle for non-internationals, is now largely filled with little-known talents as it competes with All Blacks commitments and Super Rugby players undergoing off-season injury rehabilitation.

At a grassroots level, the number of women is surging but men, particularly in the 13-20 age bracket, are dwindling.

New Zealand rugby chief executive Mark Robinson said that while rugby in New Zealand had a structure that had served it well for more than 125 years, the time was right to look at how it can best thrive in a rapidly changing society.

"Rugby is under pressure in many parts of the game, from participation, fan engagement, talent retention and increasingly tough financial environments," he said.


"We have seen significant growth in rugby since professionalism in 1996, but not all areas of the game have thrived in that environment and there is a never-ending drive to grow revenue and manage the cost base of the game."

NZR has already announced changes at under-age level where, if a team cannot muster 15 players, a match can be played with a minimum of 10 players a side.

Games can be from 40 to 80 minutes long, with rolling substitutes across all grades, scrums can be uncontested, and at the learner level there will be no knock-ons.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.051 seconds.