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USA & Canada to Join Pro12 in 2018 
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If you are going to add that kind of travel then wouldn't teams from South Africa make more sense?

Bump the Italians, Wales and Ireland go to 3 regions and bring in the Currie Cup second division, with promotion to Currie Cup first division for the 2 top South African teams as the prize.


Is there funding available from SA? there was talk of this before


I haven't fully ironed out the concept, I only thought about it for about 2 minutes to be honest.


Thats 1min 40 sec longer than the usual replies :D

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I thought this concept was killed dead a couple of weeks ago?


Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:13 pm
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What about the away fans? Long way to travel...what about Euro qualification...don't see the point of this a all. silly idea but as Fids says, will happen ;) :thumbdown:


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NO NO NO. (1) The Italian teams are bad enough, so go figure for North American teams. (2) The logistics and travel would be too costly and cumbersome.


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NO NO NO. (1) The Italian teams are bad enough, so go figure for North American teams. (2) The logistics and travel would be too costly and cumbersome.


Check out some of the logistics and travelling distances in SH Super Rugby. ?


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Llew wrote:
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NO NO NO. (1) The Italian teams are bad enough, so go figure for North American teams. (2) The logistics and travel would be too costly and cumbersome.


Check out some of the logistics and travelling distances in SH Super Rugby. ?


Indeed, and why would the Pro 12 seek to replicate it?


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I think it's a great idea.

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najbritcol wrote:
Llew wrote:
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NO NO NO. (1) The Italian teams are bad enough, so go figure for North American teams. (2) The logistics and travel would be too costly and cumbersome.


Check out some of the logistics and travelling distances in SH Super Rugby. ?


Indeed, and why would the Pro 12 seek to replicate it?


As is the case with all pro sport, it's about one thing..........money. They're looking to expand into new markets, and go after something often complained about, a lucrative TV contract..


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What about the away fans? Long way to travel...what about Euro qualification...don't see the point of this a all. silly idea but as Fids says, will happen ;) :thumbdown:


Away fans don't travel much anyway. even in the aviva there are only a few teams who have a noticeable travelling fan base.


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mr messy wrote:
SimplyRed wrote:
What about the away fans? Long way to travel...what about Euro qualification...don't see the point of this a all. silly idea but as Fids says, will happen ;) :thumbdown:


Away fans don't travel much anyway. even in the aviva there are only a few teams who have a noticeable travelling fan base.


Away fans don't travel in the SH.

It is a bit different up here.


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On ESPN, this lunchtime, the Patriots are in Rodney Parade to face the...Newport...Gwent...Dragons!!!

No, just can't see it.


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Bouch wrote:
mr messy wrote:
SimplyRed wrote:
What about the away fans? Long way to travel...what about Euro qualification...don't see the point of this a all. silly idea but as Fids says, will happen ;) :thumbdown:


Away fans don't travel much anyway. even in the aviva there are only a few teams who have a noticeable travelling fan base.


Away fans don't travel in the SH.

It is a bit different up here.


i was talking more about, say, Scarlets fans going away.


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[quote="najbritcol"]NO NO NO. (1) The Italian teams are bad enough, so go figure for North American teams. (2) The logistics and travel would be too costly and cumbersome.[/quote}

I have to agree with that.


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SimplyRed wrote:
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NO NO NO. (1) The Italian teams are bad enough, so go figure for North American teams. (2) The logistics and travel would be too costly and cumbersome.[/quote}

I have to agree with that.


Off to the WRU with the begging bowls .....


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Post Re: USA & Canada to Join Pro12 in 2018
mr messy wrote:
Evan Roberts wrote:
If you play every team in the other conference once (either home or away) that is an additional 7 games not 6. So 19 games in total.

They key thing is the two new teams need to be competitive, we have seen the harm that the Italian (+ dragons + blues ) sides do when they lose by 50+ points every game.


It's not just the Italians that are poor


The team 16 points ahead of Edinburgh and just 4 behind Glasgow?


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