Richard Ferguson

Guma at it again

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 May 2012 at 11:13
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The dust has not settled on the Golden Lions and Guma TAC Group deal, or settlement should I say, and the company is back in the news again, this time targeting another rugby union. reports that the Guma Group have been in talks with the EP Kings and is close to signing a deal with the potential Super Rugby franchise. Guma themselves have come forward to confirm that they have been in discussions with the Kings for a few months already.

The Kings are now guaranteed Super Rugby participation for both the 2013 and 2014 years, and with this guarantee comes the ability to generate income, with the Guma Group keen on getting their hands on some of that.

The Group has indicated that it wants to put in place a high performance centre which will be focused on bringing the young talent from the rural areas and developing it.

This investment hangs in the balance as nothing short of guaranteed Super Rugby participation for two years would swing the Guma Group into pumping money into the franchise.


  • Will we see that big fat cheque book again? 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.05.12 11:24:27 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 1) :

    Will be interesting to watch this unfold..

    I wonder if they will try liquidate the Kings if they do not see a return on their investment?

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.05.12 11:25:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Can’t really see these companies pumping money into a union and buying players making too much profit at the end of the day?

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.05.12 11:29:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 3) :

    That’s the thing..

    Why do it then?

    The exposure is not that great?!

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.05.12 11:34:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : It baffles me as well..

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.05.12 11:39:48 by Ben Reply
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  • I actually see this as a positive, if it results in a strong Kings franchise.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.05.12 11:53:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Watson + Ichikowitz + Gumede, will be a match made in heaven Sit back and watch this one unfold.

    Fill the tanks, warm up the engines, chocks away… Mapoe and Butch to be received as hereos by Megatron at PE airport.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.05.12 11:55:10 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 7) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.05.12 11:57:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 7) : Oh this is gonna be interesting.

    I don`t really care who they sign as long as we can afford Steyn and Minnie !! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.05.12 12:52:15 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Guma TAC are a bunch of snakes

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.05.12 15:58:07 by lostfish Reply
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  • Guma wouldn’t be my choice of partner, but beggars can’t be choosers.

    If the group can help the Kings swim, then I hope it works out.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.05.12 16:09:27 by Big Fish Reply
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