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Super Rugby Atlantic


Academy Player
Feb 9, 2024
New Zealand and Australia started the Super Rugby Pacific post Coronovirus .
South Africa gone north and Argentina's Jaguars does not exist anymore.

Cheetahs, Pumas and Griekwas of South Africa need a international competition and Argentina need to revive a Franchise that is fully professional to keep players in the country.

Nzl & Aus has Super Rugby Pacific, why doesn't SA & Arg start a Super Rugby Atlantic type of competition? The four of them are Sanzaar countries that governed Super Rugby before Corona.
Pasific include teams of Fiji, Samoa amd Tonga and will in due course have teams of Japan and rest of Pacific like USA's Hawai/ Calerfornia.
Atlantic can include teams with SA and Arg teams in current Super Rugby Americas and teams from North America and maybe some of African countries.

Think time zones will be problem with if its a cross over Atlantic competition and of course funds. But that will create opportunities for teams like Cheetahs and Jaguars to be in international club competition again. Second tier countries like USA snd Chile will get better competition that will help them further develope. Just a thought.
The reality is SA are having fun and making money in Europe…so why would they?
Eli05: the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers are doing well, so leaving the URC wouldn't make good business sense. I know you're thinking like a fan which is admirable, but pro sports are a busine$$. Your idea isn't worth the risk. You've still got the Currie Cup. I hope to visit South Africa to see that in person someday.
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