Im sick of the Southern Kings idea. It’s one that is busy irritating me. People asking me what I think makes it worse because 10/1 I will take out my frustration on them. The idea is absurd, bollocks, tortelduifk@k if you ask me.
So I ask the question: Who wants to be a Millionaire?
The first problem the Southern Kings would have is funding and finance. To run a Super Rugby franchise you will need minimum capital of R30 million. That is a fortune. Franchises make their money back but will a newly formed one which has “political interference” written all over it really be supported? I think not but I know where they will get their support….from the South African born “All Black” supporters who refrains from supporting “Die Boere”
They would need players with experience playing on this level. Another fortune spent on trying to lure players to the Coast. Sponsors would also like to know 100% that the Kings would participate in Super Rugby before signing away millions of rands.
The solution is actually quite simple:
A proper development system needs to be introduced. Educate the kids and let them play sport and should they be good enough let them come through any one of the 5 Big unions. With this we kill two birds with one stone. Development can get a big boost by instead of wasting R30m on a franchise that WILL never work.
Naka needs to be replaced. Finish and Klaar. Suitable replacement…Heineke Meyer (since the BB has no place for him)
Loffie needs to waai. Suitable candidate for the job?? Jake White. Instead of talking about Coaching Academies on Super Rugby rather ply your trade and get the job done. We all know he has a good relationship with the GLRFU and should raise their game.
The problem with our franchises(or atleast 3 of them) is that they are occupying the bottom half of the log, a log that has been surprising (from NZ ) point of view. Between the 3 sides they are sitting with more then 20 Springboks and that should already tell you a different tale. Sharks and Bulls are sitting with almost 30! but they don’t deviate from their playing. They win and that’s what we want to see.
The following is a extract from Financial Mail:
At the parliamentary meeting, portfolio committee chairman Butana Khompela said he would like to see the Lions commemorate June 16 along with the rest of SA. “It wasn’t animals that died that day, it was thousands of our people,” he said in reference to the 1976 Soweto uprising.
Andre Homan, Saru project manager for the tour, says the Lions will donate “more than R1m” towards John Walton, a traditional black rugby school in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.
Quite sickening. It seems that the Anc politicians interfering in Rugby are receiving commision because hell they seem to always talk about money. Good Advice Khompela use the R30m to promote Rugby or any other SA sporting code and forget this nonsense.