etc, makes me think the old football players have the right idea.
Let's get rid of the Super 12 and their artificial teams. Instead, let's have
new national leagues in each country, like this.
New Zealand South Africa Australia
1st Division 10 teams 1st Division 10 Teams 1st Division 5 teams
R/R Competition =18games R/R Competition = 18games 2XR/R = 16
Top 4 from NZ and South Africa, top 2 from Australia, and say 1 team from
Argentina and 1 team from South Pacific provincial champions. Thus we have 12
teams - but the same teams that play in their respective national leagues
(Auckland rather than the Blues). We could then play a league style format, or
perhaps two groups of Six (Super Six, anyone?)
Supporting Auckland Rugby
11 Times NPC Champion Between 1982 and 1999
Current Table Position (5/9/99) - 1st