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SANZAR now squabbling over S14 laws.

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 29 Oct 2008 at 08:00
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The SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand & Australia) partnership are still involved in talks over the ELV rules under which next year’s Super 14 and Tri Nations matches will be played.

The rules for next year’s Super 14 and Tri Nations competition could be in place within a week.

The Super14 website reports that The SANZAR partners held another phone conference to try to resolve a dispute over which set of ELVs will be used.

The dispute has come about as South Africa want to fall in line with the ELVs being used in the global trial as they want their players to be as familiar as possible with the rules in the trial.

In particular South Africa do not want to use the sanctions where free kicks are awarded for most offences other than foul play.

The British & Irish Lions tour will be played under the global trial ELVs and South Africa understandably do not want their players chopping and changing the way they play from one week to another.

NZRU spokesman Neil Sorenson told Radio Sport that they are making progress. He says it was a very worthwhile conference call last night with their SANZAR colleagues and they should be in a position next week to know what set of rules they will be playing under.

Sorenson pointed out that a deadline looms and a final decision needs to be made by December.


  • it is time saru pull out the big guns. the irb have set down laws so it is in the interest of all countries that these are the laws to be used. i think nz and aus are using this as a bargaining chip to win other battles going on. sa being the current financial powerhouse should bulldoze their way through. with aussies lack of viewership and the kiwis financial woes, sa is in the pound seat and we must finally make the competition work for us and not be the cannon fodder of the antipodean teams.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.10.08 08:11:30 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • On this point I agree with SARU 100%.

    We should play all comps under the Full ELV’s without any variations of our own.

    The S14 has almost always had a little tweak here or there to the Laws being used worldwide and it was usually insignificant enough for the regular viewer to not even be aware of it, but we saw the confusion last year with signifcantly different laws being played.

    Stick to one set of laws worldwide and get it over with.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.10.08 08:23:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • What is it with these monkeys?? On the one hand they are touting a guaranteed (undeserved) place for the top team of each country in the playoffs (stupid) and then on the other they want to play the same rules as everyone else (wise). Easy solution called compromise. Back down on the stupid proposal in return for the intelligent one. :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.10.08 09:27:50 by klempie Reply
    klempieTeam captain
  • as i said klempie, each side is trying to out do the other. the aussies and kiwis aren’t used to a fighting saru. maybe it is time to let them know. we hold the viewership. viewership is king. king rules.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.10.08 09:36:47 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • @try time (Comment 4) : TT…good to see ya man. I see you are still averse to capitalisation. :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.10.08 10:07:37 by klempie Reply
    klempieTeam captain
  • i am averse to @$$holes.

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.10.08 10:11:15 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • @try time (Comment 6) : i am all the @$$hole the world needs. :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.10.08 10:12:17 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • @try time (Comment 7) : :razz:

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.10.08 10:15:10 by klempie Reply
    klempieTeam captain
  • Best you guys check out the new thread then.

    Seems SARU lost on both counts. :sad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.10.08 10:20:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach

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