south african teams in pro14

"Pro14 Rugby remains in discussion with SA Rugby on when South African participation in the league can resume in the new year. Hopefully they can continue when the new season is up and running. This SA escapade was badly thought out from the start, there is simply not enough money in the Pro 14 to support bringing in teams from SA. Can't wait. Was always a long shot, involving teams in what is really a domestic league, from the other side of the world - no disrespect but even the Italian teams stretch the resources of all participants, especially at this time of financial constraint.

Actually he played for the Cheetahs in the Pro14. Rademan is part of a board brought in by SA Rugby in June to oversee an organisation that has struggled financially. It makes a lot more sense to have representative sides from those Countries than it does to have two sides from a Country that already has a healthy union. Barely english & barred from the top league over there too? One plan is to play 11 rounds from October up until Christmas with each team playing each other once. ‘SA Rugby’s long-standing commitments are to field two teams in the PRO14 and …

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This SA escapade was badly thought out from the start, there is simply not enough money in the Pro 14 to support bringing in teams from SA. Sites: There's a South African team in the English Premiership: they're called Sale! Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites. South African Rugby is in negotiations with PRO14 organisers to add additional teams to the European competition in the coming seasons, the latter confirmed on Wednesday.

The attraction of Europe to SA Rugby is its lucrative television market, similar time-zone and ease of travel that will help with player welfare. To use comments you will need to have JavaScript enabled. Pro14 Rugby and SA Rugby hope that South African teams will be able to join the season in 2021 using a replacement team from South Africa’s current professional franchises in place of the Kings. But with travel restrictions, I doubt it. “Pro14 Rugby welcomes the news that the South African Rugby Union (SA Rugby) has been able to arrange a domestic schedule for its professional teams and that this is the first step in the return of their teams to on-field action. Rademan said: "Following several weeks of interrogation of the Kings' financial state of affairs we were left with a straightforward choice. "This is obviously very disappointing news for the players and management who, like all rugby professionals, were desperate to resume playing," said Rademan. Ideally Cheetahs will also leave and join the SA domestic competition, also the two Italian sides join the Top 14 in France, leaving 10 teams for a meaningful home and away 18 game tournament. He added: "We now have time to consider what is the best way forward for rugby in the Eastern Province in this fluid and financially challenging environment.".

"Additionally, both PRO14 Rugby and SA Rugby are in early discussions about potentially expanding the tournament and deepening our partnership to include more South African franchises from 2021.". The Cheetahs and Southern Kings have competed in the competition since 2017, though the latter will be replaced in 2021 after being put into liquidation by SA Rugby. Mapimpi, who went on to win the World Cup, scoring in the final, played for Kings when they first joined the Pro14! Pro14 have confirmed Southern Kings and Cheetahs will not begin the 2020-21 season scheduled to start on the opening weekend of October. The42 | The Pro14 is pretty much done. If Georgia are serious about joining the 6N then maybe they should reinstate that Tbilisi Caucasians side that were formed a few years back but turn it into a province side. I think the SA teams joining the Pro 14 was a gamble worth taking and it's a shame it hasn't worked out. To embed this post, copy the code below on your site, 600px wide "However, as there was no contractual requirement for the Kings to resume short-term participation in the Guinness Pro14 competition, because of air travel restrictions, and as the Kings had no other commercial commitments to honour, the most prudent decision was to withdraw. I doubt there is much appetite for a British league amongst the English clubs, it would almost certainly mean fewer clubs, less revenue per club and a ring-fenced league. Noteworthy | Users are reminded that they are fully responsible for their own created content and their own posts, comments and submissions and fully and effectively warrant and indemnify Journal Media in relation to such content and their ability to make such content, posts, comments and submissions available. Be Part of The Team – Access exclusive podcasts, interviews, discussion and analysis with a monthly or annual membership.

Click here for the latest club news. Nice of the BBC to open a HYS on a rugby union issue btw. PRO14 Rugby has confirmed it is in ‘early discussions’ with SA Rugby about potentially expanding the tournament to include more South African franchises from 2021. Action from the game between Leinster and Toyota Cheetahs in February. So, as soon as there is nothing left to play for teams should stop playing? , 300px wide Talk of moving away from playing Australasian and Argentinian teams in favour of European opposition has been mooted for some time. After more than a five-month break because of coronavirus, the 2019-20 season regular season will conclude at the end of August before semi-finals and a final in September. Wire service provided by Associated Press. Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership.

He did formerly play for the Kings but that was in Super Rugby. Or you could do it on merit and both the Italian clubs remain and the two Welsh regions that have finished below them this season could merge with the other Welsh regions ... there’s a thought ? I wouldn't be doing my job not to look at Plan B or Plan C," Roux said. It's no surprise. "Due to on-going travel restrictions enforced by the South African government against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not foreseen that any cross-border Guinness Pro14 games involving South Africa teams will take place until 2021. Aren't they a South African team in the English Premiership? There are also four teams from Ireland, four from Wales, two from Scotland and two from Italy in the PRO 14. PRO14 is an annual rugby union competition involving teams from Ireland, Scotland, Italy, South Africa and Wales. The42 is on Instagram! The Pro14 is pretty much done. Always a nice jolly in the sun for the organisers. , 400px wide They are bottom of Conference B, with seven points. Fora | Sad to see.

If South African teams still can't travel in 2021, they will just reverse those fixtures in the new year.

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