I received this comment on a previous post, from someone called Me(I know this) and seeing that a lot of guys could have missed reading it, I am posting it here for further comment. It was in response to a comment by Gertbloues on my post where I called the S15 boring, that said we should change the format of the S15 back to every team playing each other once and getting rid of the duplicate Currie cup section of the competition and let SA have 16 teams etc…….
This is fair comment which opens the debate for discussion. Read what an “outsider” thinks, then comment and debate the points he makes.
When will South Africans wake up and smell the coffee. You have to tolerate Australia’s problems as they are your bed partners. You have all banged on for years about Southern Hemisphere must stick together and now suddenly you talk about joining the Europe (Northern Hemisphere) cos it suddenly doesn’t suit you ? I thought Saffas were tough. Billy Ocean said when the going gets tough the tough get going… was he singing to South Africa ? When the going gets tough you all want to leave ? Toughen up man. Vasbyt.
You lot keep going on about the biggest stadiums and so on – it is irrelevant. SANZAR takes nothing from the gate money. It’s ALL about TV and even then SA’s figures aren’t that great. The ONLY thing SA has in their favour is the time zone as Europe can watch the rugby. SA Rugby is on the whole boring. Anyone who has watched a NZ derby and then a Aussie derby and then an SA derby without bok coloured glasses can see where the excitement is. SA Rugby is all about kicking and big forwards bashing into each other. That does NOT make good viewing internationally.
Talk of SA fielding six teams is a joke. You can’t even do it NOW! Look how many Lions players are playing for other SA teams. SA does NOT have the depth for six teams – probably not even five given the Lions performances. Make the five teams work before anything else.
You made your bed now lie in it. Aus is your partner – live with it. The format is for five teams each. Make each one of them competitive and then talk about a sixth one.