New rugby calender

Written by Christian Els (Tintin)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Super Rugby on 2 Nov 2010 at 14:00
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As everyone knows, there is way too much rugby being played, and I think I may have found a bit of a solution here. Firstly, the Super Competition has now got to a difficult stage. There are too many teams for all the teams to be playing each other and not enough to split it up like Champions League in soccer.

This actually gives us a perfect opportunity to develop the game. If we had to find 3 more teams we could work it quite nicely, The Kings makes sense as they have a stadium and supporters and the opportunity for development is huge there. An Argentine side would be a major step in their development as more than half their international side plays in Europe and if you thinking from a money point of view, think of TV rights that would open, ie America and Canada.

The 3rd team can be a subject to a bit more discussion, I personally would like to see a Samoan, Tongan or Fijian side, BUT ONLY if they clean their game up. No one wants a team in the comp that only goes out to cripple players. Another Kiwi side is also an option, but chatting to a few Kiwi’s here, they not so keen.

Right, that leaves us with this:


Sharks              Blues                            Reds                            Argentine Side

Bulls                 Crusaders                     Waratahs                      Samoan side *

Stormers          Highlanders                  ACT                            Kings

Lions                Hurricanes                    Rebels

Cheetahs          Chiefs                           Force

This team could be subject to argument, either another Kiwi side, Samoan or even another Argentine side

First half of comp is March to April

Two groups

Group A                                   Group B

3 Saffa teams                            3 Saffa teams

3 Kiwi teams                            2 Kiwi teams

2 Oz teams                               3 Oz teams

Argentine Side                          Samoan side*

Group Games:

That’s 2 conferences with 9 teams each that play each other only once, so that’s 9 weeks of rugga with the 1 week rest.

Top four teams go through.

So that’s rugby from the 4 March till 24 April (Taking next year as an example).

4 Nations:

That gives the Boks, Ozzies, Kiwi’s and the Arggies a month off to prepare for June Internationals and 4 Nations.

Currie Cup:

The Currie cup can start a couple of weeks early as the Super Comp group stages finished earlier than normal.

Then you can have July till the end of August for 4 Nations and have the Currie Cup final on the 1st week of October.

Quarters, Semi and Final:

Once the Currie Cup is done and dusted, we can have the Quarters, Semi and Final in consecutive weeks with the final being on the last week of October.

Breaking it down:

Super Rugby with now 18 teams and teams at most playing 11 games, as opposed 16 in the Super 15. Every year the 2 conferences can be drawn so that it keeps its spice.

Currie Cup teams are still playing 16 games at most (That needs looking into as well)

November Internationals stay the same but players get a longer off season and play fewer games.


  • very interesting. lots of rugby 😛

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.11.10 16:10:05 by rekinek Reply
  • Rob please find us some more info on players contracts for 2011…all that has left and new juniors that we are looking to for the future..and then our current pending senior contracts…like kockett ext…regards mate…

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.11.10 22:19:08 by BoerSeun Reply
  • Damn! I thought its a Calender with the okes pics u can buy!! 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.11.10 07:52:40 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
  • You don’t need to look for another provincial side. You could simply include the Fijian and Tongan national sides in there to make up the numbers.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.11.10 09:52:27 by rhineshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Spirit of Rugby
  • What a lot of Rugby
    and i really thought it was a calender with the

    CC CHAMPS 2010 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.11.10 10:25:54 by chaz (Black & White forever) Reply
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 3) : look here for that http://www.stade.fr/dieuxdustade/

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.11.10 10:29:56 by lostfish Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter lostfish
  • There’s even talk the Kiwi’s want Japan in the comp

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.11.10 11:37:27 by Tintin Reply
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 3) : A rugby calender is not really a rugby calender if there’s no naked pics. 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.11.10 12:36:55 by McLovin Reply

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