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Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:25 am
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Post Re: SA Sides to P12?
Maybe Saracens are not so daft and spendthrift ;) ;)

I have posted in the past that a more convergent SA to N Hemp was on the cards and the SA Consortium aspect of Saracens backing was aware of it and part of their long game ;)

Cheetahs are chicken feed and expelled from Super Rugby but SA / NH hemp has potential for both.

All part of the eventual Internationalisation of Club Rugby, probably a Conference system and the N and S Hemp competition only after preparatory play offs.

EPRC will inevitably be part of it probably in a revised format.

Where Welsh Rugby will fit, ... a moot point.

Lots of other geography potential irons in the fire too.

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It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:18 pm
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Post Re: SA Sides to P12?
LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Presumably , each NH side would play 2 games back to back in SA and vice versa?

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Langland Exile wrote:
LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Presumably , each NH side would play 2 games back to back in SA and vice versa?

No, why not just base the Cheetahs at Parc Eirias? Everyone's a winner. :cheers:


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wasp wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Presumably , each NH side would play 2 games back to back in SA and vice versa?

No, why not just base the Cheetahs at Parc Eirias? Everyone's a winner. :cheers:


Based in London perhaps?


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tom21 wrote:
wasp wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Presumably , each NH side would play 2 games back to back in SA and vice versa?

No, why not just base the Cheetahs at Parc Eirias? Everyone's a winner. :cheers:


Based in London perhaps?


Maybe , but they won't have to worry about EU visa rules much longer ;)

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Post Re: SA Sides to P12?
Langland Exile wrote:
LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Presumably , each NH side would play 2 games back to back in SA and vice versa?


Or if more of them join could it be done in conferences ie. South Africans come to Wales and play all four sides and then go back to South Africa and play all four Irish sides down there? Would be an expensive proposition though.


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tom21 wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would be good for Rugby if this were to come to fruition. Far better a constructive competitive link than players continue to flee their homeland.


Presumably , each NH side would play 2 games back to back in SA and vice versa?


Or if more of them join could it be done in conferences ie. South Africans come to Wales and play all four sides and then go back to South Africa and play all four Irish sides down there? Would be an expensive proposition though.


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Post Re: SA Sides to P12?
How about going the whole hog and creating a Euro-Africa Championship.

6 SA teams
12 Pro12 teams
11 AP teams
11 T14 teams

Have a conference based league of 2 conferences of 20, each with 4 groups of 5, equal split of each country in each conference.

Play a regular season of
Home and away in group. 8 matches
Home or away v a group in own conference 5 matches
Home or away v group in other conference 5 matches
Home or away v one team from the 2 other groups in own conference. 2 matches

This would give a season of 20 matches, instead of 22-26 currently.

Play off would be group winners plus the next best 4 from each conference, finishing with a Super Final at neutral venue, this would be a 5 week play off series with the extra week for a week off before the final.

Think this would become a huge event, the only downside would be the idea of limiting teams to being franchises.


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