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  • Kings And Cheetahs About To Look North?

    ... half-full stadium. Ellis Park, the home venue of the table-topping Lions, only has an average of 19 808 (32%) fans per game, while Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (15%, 6 914 fans per game), Free State Stadium (17%, 7 780), Loftus Versfeld (35%, 17 921) and Kings Park (45%, 23 591) are all struggling to put bums on seats. According to an anonymous local rugby boss - who talked to The Afrikaans newspaper – “the struggling economy, several top players plying their trade overseas and the transforma...

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  • Cheetahs Invited To Join PRO12?

    The South African Super rugby union outfit, Cheetahs based in Bloemfontein have denied a BBC report last week that they have been officially invited to join the Pro12 next year although they have not denied discussions with the league. With SANZAAR cutting Super Rugby from 18 teams to 15 in 2018, the Cheetahs and the Kings have emerged as the favourites to lose their status. According to a report published on the BBC website last week, the Cheetahs have already been invited to take part in the...

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  • Disappointing Crowds In Philadelphia And Port Elizabeth

    Match attendance is always an accurate indication of current demand. But, administrators from Premiership and PRO14 were left to defend disappointing gates in Philadelphia and Port Elizabeth this week with only visions of potential future growth to console. Newcastle played Saracens at the Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia filling only 6,271 of the 18,500 available seats. A similar, competitive AP fixture between London Irish and Saracens had attracted to almost 15,000 to Red Bull Arena in Ne...

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  • PRO14 Officially Announced

    Celtic Rugby and the South African Rugby Union have confirmed that the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will join an expanded Guinness PRO14 tournament in time for the upcoming 2017/18 season. A long-term strategic agreement has been signed by both parties which will allow the participation of two South African franchises in the renamed Guinness PRO14 Championship. An official announcement from the league trumpeted the agreement as “the first phase of expansion as the Guinness PRO14 beco...

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  • SARU Takes Over Cash-Strapped Eastern Province

    The Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) in South Africa faces liquidation on May 10 but the SARU have stepped in to take control on the invitation of the regional union to find a solution for the financial crisis. The SARU are also set to instill a stricter governance structure but not necessarily invest more funds.  Monde Tabata, an independent member of the SA Rugby Executive Committee, has been appointed to the role of administrator. The decision to action the intention of the SA Rugby Exec...

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  • Super 18 Reverts To 15

    Super Rugby will revert to a 15-team format from next season, with three current sides set to be cut: two from South Africa and one from Australia. Governing body Sanzaar has confirmed that it is the national governing bodies of the two countries involved who will decide which sides are to be cut. It is expected that the two South African franchises with the least support and poorest results, the Cheetahs based in Bloemfontein and Kings in Port Elizabeth will be cut. SARU have said that a consul...

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  • PRO12 Expansion. Is It The Least Worst Option?

    Well everyone agreed something had to be done. The ever increasing disparity between the media rights income of the two pre-eminent rugby leagues in Europe and the third was becoming a chasm. Even with a share of EPRC monies the Celtic fringe (plus Italy) are poor relations in comparison to their English and French cousins. It all comes down to audience size, which translates into rights fees and the numbers are not pretty if your market is far smaller than those around you. So although the extr...

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  • Musgrave Park To Be Renamed Irish Independent Park

    Musgrave Park, the Cork home of Munster, is to be renamed Irish Independent Park in a new 10-year naming rights agreement with Independent News & Media. The partnership agreement will come into effect next season and will assist in creating permanency for Munster Rugby in Ireland's second largest city, including assisting with the re-development of the grounds. The ground has played host to five Munster fixtures this season, welcoming crowds for three RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures, one friendl...

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  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    Sheffield Eagles have discovered they are not the preferred option for tenancy of the new Olympic Legacy Park to be opened next year. Sheffield Eagles met with representatives of Olympic Legacy Park Ltd on Monday this week. A club statement said that “whilst the news and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd wi...

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  • More SA Teams Look North

    Despite SANZAAR quashing rumours South African teams will be quitting Super Rugby to play in an expanded PRO14, Lions president Kevin de Klerk has confirmed they are looking at options on the table. In an interview with the South African Daily Telegraph, de Klerk said there is a real chance South African teams could leave Super Rugby when the current SANZAAR broadcasting deal ends in 2020. "There is nothing concrete at the moment. When this broadcasting deal comes to an end, there's going to nee...

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