Super rugby faces big shake-up

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by woosaah, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    what kind of changed do you guys think the NZRU can put in? maybe have a new draft altogether where all the players are put into a pool and teams bid for them? give all the franchises the same amount of money to bid for players? that was what came up in my head but i dont know if that would work.

    Will be interesting whatever they come up with anyway.
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  3. BLR

    BLR Guest

    How about they bloody support the player drain out of the Highlanders camp every season instead of scrapping the team....if they scrap the Highlanders I swear to god I am going to get one of those 'WMD's' everyone talks Auckland like NSW or something? Everything is for the benefit of themselves and the more power to them the better....absolutely rubbish.
  4. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    get rid of otago..... replace it with the Northland Pohutukawas


    i've known for years now that nothing exists south of the bombay :p
  5. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Otago don't deserve anything - they have spent the last 10 years raiding other provinces (mostly the Hawkes Bay, and in particular Napier Boys High) for players rather than actually growing the players themselves - maybe if they had actually attempted to produce there own they wouldn't be in the shitter now that all the players they bought in at the expense of their homegrown talent have gone back home/overseas.

    Anton Oliver, Taine Randell, Danny Lee, Craig Newby, Simon Maling, Carl Hoeft, James Ryan and Nick Evans are all recently departed or departing Otago All Blacks who were from elsewhere.

    Then there's the likes of Glenn Horton, Matthew Berquist, Chris Smylie who were all starters at NPC and/or Super 14 level.
  6. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Welcome to proffesional rugby...and why is it not forseeable that a province with a fairly low population such as Otago should try to get more players from outside, where they have a far larger amount of population and players....why let multiple potential top level players rot just outside of the fringes when they can move to another province and get game time?
  7. ChiefsFan

    ChiefsFan Guest

    What the real problem is that the Highlanders gets players from the draft who stay with their old provence. As soon as the player gets good their home union grabs them and thus the Highlanders can't build anything becasue the bricks keep getting taken back :(
  8. that is the problem with otago. its a university stronghold, but simply cant retain players to get them experianced. and with emergance of other universitys, theres less reason to go to otago. they have done it to themselves by really relying on guys like oliver, hayman, and evans. but go back even futher. they needed to put some development into their own players after brown left, after wilson left, after randle left. after kelleher left. main point being, there was more than rugby to come down to in otago. now there isnt as much.
  9. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    They aren't that small population wise - and despite getting raped left, right and centre for the past decade of players, Hawkes Bay still put out a mostly homegrown team last year and finished 3rd in the NPC - Including the scalps of Wellington, Otago and Waikato (Twice). It's not like this is a recent thing, Otago has alway's only been as good as they were because they couldn't produce their own and relied on the University to bring them down. Now they are just getting exposed for the frauds they always were. If smaller and less rich regions can produce their own talent, while Otago can't, tough ****.
  10. esoj

    esoj Guest

    otago really have themselves to blame. they knew their talent was leaving but instead of developing new talent they relied on the draft more heavily than any other nz team and bought talent from elsewhere. that talent all leaves at once and basically the team is crippled. many of us predicted this would happen to the highlanders this year and so how true it is
  11. Hamster

    Hamster Guest

    ISNT MCCAW from Otago?

    Anyone my proposed idea is.

    Keep the super comp, but get rid of the SA teams and just have Aus-NZ teams. Maybe 5 from each country then possibly had a Japanese team which would be good (same timezone). Having 10-12 teams, play each twice, having 20-24 weeks for the comp. All teams allowing foreigners.

    THen the Saffers and Argies make there own comp.

    Then NZ, Aus, SA, Pumas in a 4 nations comp.
  12. Crowness

    Crowness Guest

    I look forward to a shake up of some sort... as long as the finals remain hard to crack (keeping the prestige of getting there high) I'll be a happy man!
  13. paretrooper

    paretrooper Guest

    so why give auckland 2 teams?? they can't make the finals with 1 team. so are two going to
    make them twice as ****?!!! leave otago and the draft players where they are. they could
    build to be a good team.
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