Marinos: SA is a critical part of Sanzaar

first_img Sanzaar chief executive Andy Marinos has outlined South Africa’s importance to the southern hemisphere alliance in terms of viewership and competitiveness.Marinos was speaking to former Springbok and SA Rugby Legends CEO Stefan Terblanche as part of the Legends ‘An Hour on the Couch’ series.New Zealand Rugby’s plans to enter its five Vodacom Super Rugby sides into a new competition from 2021 – which is set to exclude any South African sides and not involve Argentina’s Jaguares – has seemingly thrown the Sanzaar alliance into doubt.Questions have been raised about what route South African rugby will take next year, with most speculation suggesting a likely move to join northern-hemisphere competition.SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux this week outlined that New Zealand’s plans for a new competition from 2021 does not necessarily mean a disintegration of the Sanzaar partnership.ALSO READ: South Africa has not been kicked out of Super RugbyMarinos emphasised the importance of keeping South African rugby part of the southern hemisphere partnership, citing their value in terms of viewership and competitiveness.‘Look, I think Jurie and the guys at SA Rugby would probably be best to answer how they manage the separation. I just know that from a value point of view, South Africa have always and continue to be the biggest contributor in terms of eyeballs and viewership and attendances to the Super Rugby and Rugby Championship games,’ Marinos said. ‘They have been for 25 years.‘They have been a very powerful partner at the table, not only from a value point of view but also from a competitiveness point of view. If you speak to anybody that has any knowledge of rugby from Australia or  New Zealand, having the Springboks coming over to play is critically important to the development of their players. There is a long history – more so with New Zealand than Australia – between the two countries.RASSIE ERASMUS: Next year holds promise for 2020 schoolboys‘This game is built on a whole lot of values that we always espouse and say are so unique to our game. The values that we have seen in our game around the pride, respect and tribalism of the traditions that we have got, those still resonate strongly within the markets over here. South Africa is a critical part of that. It is also a critical part of the country’s high-performance pathways, to keeping dominant international teams, that they have that competition.‘At the same time, we have to appreciate that we are living in a changing world. We have got to be adaptable. South Africa has had to have a look into playing teams in the Pro14. We know what the standard and quality is like over there, it is getting better. I don’t think it’s on a comparable level to Super Rugby, having played both.‘There’s nothing saying that South Africa couldn’t have a foot in both hemispheres and get the best of both worlds. But from a Sanzaar perspective, it remains important that South Africa are part of the joint venture. It remains important that those rivalries and the cross-pollination of players between the continents continue. There is significant value both on and off the field with that.’Marinos: Critical that 2020 Rugby Championship takes placePhoto: Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images Posted in Rugby Championship, Springboks, Super Rugby, Test Rugby, Top headlines Published on July 26, 2020 Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo  529  114 Post by Dylan Jack GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘center_img Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThe Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Marinos: SA is a critical part of Sanzaar ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Pieter-Steph du Toit against the All Blacks ‘last_img

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