The relationships between the different countries with in SANZAAR is being stretched. The unions that organise Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship have always had different agendas. For example South Africa like fixtures from overseas visitors where as Australian derbies do better. Recently though there has been more angst as the competition is in trouble and we are getting closer and closer to the next TV deal discussion. This relationship has always been about raising money to try and compete with European wages and that is under threat if the TV companies aren’t happy with the product.
Here are my thoughts on the relationships between the different countries in SANZAAR from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier.
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