SANZAR announced in December 2004 that a new five-year television deal had been signed that would cover 2006 to 2010, with News Corporation winning the rights for the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and SuperSport winning rights for South Africa. Southern Hemisphere provincial rugby competitions. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? In 2004 the Brumbies took revenge on their 2000 final loss to the Crusaders defeating them 47 – 38 in front of a home crowd. The Crusaders won their 4th final in 2002 winning all 11 matches and missed out on their 5th in 2003 with a four-point loss to fellow countrymen the Blues. , Prior to Super Rugby's broadcast contracts expiring after the 2015 season, SANZAR considered several alternatives for the competition's future organisation: . How strictly the breakdown and offside line are policed will have a significant impact on the game – the last thing rugby needs is more penalties being awarded when the goal is to speed up the game. Even that figure was dwarfed by the TV contracts of the NFL, for which contracts at the time were worth more than US$4 billion annually. SANZAR remained free to negotiate separate deals for other markets, such as France, Japan and the Americas. If the team with first possession gets a touchdown the game is over, but if they kick a field goal the opposition have one drive to answer. The Super 10 was won by Transvaal (South Africa) in 1993, and by Queensland (Australia) in 1994 and 1995. The Australian franchise the Western Force only managed one victory and ended winning the wooden spoon as last placed 14th. In April 2009, the Cheetahs were fined R10,000,000 for salary cap breaches from 2006–2008. In the NFL, at least they're forced to progress down the field, with limited possession if they can't make any ground. Christopher Reive is a sports reporter for NZME. Who will be taking part in Super Rugby Aotearoa? @chrisreive. , SANZAR CEO Greg Peters said "The shape of the trophy is centred around three curved legs, each representing the Conferences involved in the Super Rugby competition . Cons: At least in the early going, it seems a stricter eye on the breakdown is going to lead to plenty of penalties; thus having somewhat of an opposite effect to what is intended. With the top players from nations that represent 16 of the 24 top-three finishes in the history of the Rugby World Cup, the competition is widely regarded as rugby union's toughest provincial competition.. There was also speculation of including a team from the South Pacific Island nations, such as Fiji; or a combined Pacific Islanders team from Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.  SANZAR then announced on 20 November 2014 that Japan and Argentina would each be allocated a team from the 2016 season onwards. The competition has been dominated by New Zealand teams, who have won 17 times in 24 years. Christopher Reive examines the pros and cons of the new Super Rugby regulations. The licence was awarded to Victoria, Australia, and the team's name announced as the Melbourne Rebels. The Super Rugby Aotearoa featured all five New Zealand teams from Super Rugby (Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders, Highlanders) while the Super Rugby AU featured Australia's four teams (Reds, Waratahs, Brumbies and Rebels) as well as the former Super Rugby side, the Western Force. Australia are aiming to resume professional rugby union in July, with a view to implementing a similar competition featuring the country's four Super Rugby teams: the ACT Brumbies, Queensland Reds, New South Wales Waratahs and Melbourne Rebels. 01 October 2020, 6:03pm. The Rugby union bonus points system was also used, where any team scoring four or more tries, and/or losing by seven points or less, receives an extra competition point. As health concerns and resident restrictions eased, professional sport in Australia and New Zealand resumed. The trophy was manufactured by Box and Dice Pty Ltd also based in Sydney. Each team will also have two 'bye' weekends during the course of the series where they are not in action. SuperXV is the leading UnOfficial Super Rugby site from Sports Digital Media and gives you all the latest Super Rugby news, Video Highlights plus comment on Super Rugby and the latest Rugby Championship News.Super Rugby news, fixtures & results. What have they said about Super Rugby Aotearoa? The player remains unable to return to the field. A team now has to score three more tries than their opponents. In Australia, pay TV station Fox Sports shows every match live and beginning in 2016, free-to-air station Network Ten started showing a full match replay every Sunday morning of the 'Match of the Round' featuring at least one Australian team. The maximum cap charge for a non-Australian player is $137,000, regardless of his actual wages. During the 2007 season, 22 All Blacks missed the competition's first seven rounds as part of an All Black "conditioning programme" that was a part of the All Blacks' 2007 Rugby World Cup preparations, and every New Zealand franchise was without players for the first seven rounds. There were four major compromises, however, designed to accommodate certain wishes of each country, that somewhat complicated the model: SANZAR announced in 2009 the addition of a fifth Australian team that would play in the expanded "Super Rugby" competition in 2011.  On 11 August 2017, Australia announced that the Western Force have lost their licence. This model was based around the original ARU proposal for three national conferences: each side were to have played the other four teams from their own country twice and the other ten teams once each; the season has to end with a six team finals series. South Africa actually used their Currie Cup teams as opposed to creating new teams during the earlier years of the Super 12. Under the new rule, a team can replace a player who has been shown a red card after a 20 minute period. Cons: Unlike rugby league, and American football to a lesser extent, rugby does not have limited possessions. Also South Africa followed the New Zealand franchise model, where previously South African participation was decided by the previous year's Currie Cup placings. The original Super 6 competition consisted of three provincial teams from New Zealand: Auckland, Canterbury, Wellington; along with two Australian state teams: Queensland and New South Wales; and also the Fiji national team. The fact that the Australian teams in Super Rugby face a salary cap has been attributed as a factor that makes it more difficult for Australian teams to win the title. 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