Trans-Tasman Heineken Cup?

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by candybum, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. candybum

    candybum Guest

    If theres a topic about this then i apologise and please delete...

    http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/1320238/1980628
    Its sad and disappointing if they are copying the NH.

    I dont want to see the end of super rugby and the ANZCup.
     
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  3. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Sounds awesome, hopefully they add relegation as well to add a bit of spice to it.
     
  4. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Sounds good to me. SA already have a promotion/relegation format with the Currie Cup which will keep the comp strong and competitive, and with more Springboks playing in our domestic comp it will be the Currie Cup of the old days. Just stronger. Rugby is growing faster than ever here so we AIGHT.
    Adding a H-Cup setup would really be the cherry on the top. The SANZAR nations have alot of history together so that comp would definitely interest the viewing public. Exciting idea, I'm for it.
     
  5. HarryPeters

    HarryPeters Guest

    Sounds crap.

    I dont those two comps gone.
     
  6. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    That clears up the NZ position, but what does that say about SA breaking away from Sanzar though?
     
  8. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    SARU are committed to Super Rugby until 2011, what's planned after that has not been discussed or has not been released to the public.
     
  9. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    What are SARU going to do though? They can't come up here, the "Rainbow Cup" idea between South Africa and the Celtic League was scrapped ages ago.

    EDIT: Also, what is with the throwing in of teams from random countries. Wait, Hong Kong now has to produce a team for the competition thats going to replace the Super 14?! I don't think there are enough Australian, New Zealand and PI players to cover teams for Hong Kong, Japan and America!!

    Anyone get the feeling O'Neill just has a huge map of the world in his office which he throws darts at?
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    I imagine there's a few people around the world who'd want a John O'Neill in their office to throw darts at.
     
  11. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    http://www.super14.com/news/viewarticle.asp?id=14802
    John O'Niell, for once, wasn't involved.

    SARU is very strong at the moment, as you can see NZ and OZ (unfortunately for their independence) depend on SARU alot. 2/3 to 3/4 of all SANZAR's revenue is generated by SARU. SA rugby is a cash cow, we won't have to fall into some comp. Adding that to our favourable geographical position, we'll have bidders lining up around the block.
    I'm confident that whatever happens, we'll have a few attractive options.
     
  12. I quite like the idea of a new competition especially with some form of relegation and extended ways of franchising. The current teams are so...uhm static.

    Perhaps I feel like that because I'm used to the European soccer leagues but it would make the whole thing more interesting to follow.
     
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