Well, we all seen the arrogance of NZ over the years. How they believe that they are God's gift to the rugby world. Manipulating the rules to make it more sexy and play wizzy rugby. They were very happy to try and speed up the game and scorn those who still believed in set play rugby. They have always been blessed with amazingly big, fast and skillful backs but alwasy came short in the front row and lock area.
Anyway, let me get to my point. The latest news is that Australia has now gained a bit of confidence, brumbies made the semi finals. They won right to host the rugby world cup for a 3rd time. WTF, what must SA do especially given the timezone and that NZ just had it the other day. Anyway, Aus believe it is going to be the dawn of a golden era for them.
So now they have given NZ and ultimatum. Pony up or they'll leave. Apparently NZ only wanted them to field two teams and not 5. NZ also gets the lions share of the TV revenue. $29mil for Aus to $91mil NZ.
Whereas here in Sunny South Africa, we are showing our value in Europe and hopefully next season when we play likes of the french and English team we can really announce our arrival and put to bed our Sanzaar alliance for good.
I always felt that we had the short end, longer tours, poor schedule and always being the the 3rd wheel between the scheming Ausies and Kiwis.
We are on the same time zone, rugby Viewing looks great and no more 1pm wakeups or having to sneak out of work to watch a game at 11 am.
Fuck you Aus and NZ