Richard Ferguson

12 minute breaks for Super Rugby

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 10 Jan 2013 at 10:42
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Super Rugby 2013 will have extended half time breaks, moving from the conventional 10 minutes to 12 minutes. The reason for this change is to maximise television revenue, as extra adverts will be sold for the half time slot.

SANZAR made the announcement on Thursday and will take effect from the first match of the season, which is the Robels taking on the Force in a first round clash, a first round that will only see Australian teams taking part. This is due to the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia later in the year.


  • Lol, gives us more time to refill the BeerMugs! haha

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.01.13 11:09:13 by G West Reply
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  • “to maximise television revenue”

    That’s just pathetic

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.01.13 11:09:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Makes sense, money makes the world go round anyway. I would be more upset if it was introduced during each half like the Varsity cup trialed.

    @G West (Comment 1) : Definitely sounds goood to me.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.01.13 11:53:38 by Jeremiser Reply
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  • Since my wife only eats ‘burnt offerings’ (I’m a medium-to-rare man myself), I’ll finally be able to get a proper braai done at half-time

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.01.13 12:44:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • What about the extra prop on the bench?

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.01.13 14:58:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) :

    I have no problem with it, they can increase it to 15min for more revenue if it means less games for the players(yes I know it won’t happen) šŸ™„

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.01.13 15:26:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : That’s probably why I am disgusted with it, when I read the first line I thought the break was extended for the players’ well being, only to find the fat cats at the top are demanding more cream.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.01.13 16:29:58 by FireTheLooser Reply


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