Andy Marinos called late reports that South Africa was considering leaving Super Rugby for the gold mines of Europe “unconfirmed theory and essentially off-base”. This is hotly starry-eyed reasoning from the CEO of Sanzaar. The reports are brimming with substance and make totally unnerving perusing for New Zealand’s Rugby.
In the event that South Africa do choose to leave however for a skeleton group or two in Super Rugby, at that point the opposition’s income streams will dive. Such a fall would be sufficient to bankrupt NZR by 2023. At their present rate of spending, New Zealand Rugby require a huge ascent in pay from their next Super Rugby TV contract just to equal the initial investment.
Steve Tew said in March, “Post 2020 we have a shortfall anticipated which we can’t live with. That implies we either change the consumption model or discover approaches to produce more cash. We need to differentiate income streams yet in addition work hard to guarantee the following communicate arrangements are productive.”
However, in the event that South Africa evacuate to Europe the following communicate arrangement. Will decay away in the sun of pie in the sky considering. There won’t be anything sufficiently like better than average natural product to sustain New Zealand and Australia.