Queens vs Cheetas- Currie Cup Qualification/// Queens vs Lions Superxv Qualification
October 13, 2012, 23:19:53
It is interesting that these two appear to now have a qualification game to be in the Currie Cup 1st division.
When does this take place? Before or after the Superxv?
The Queens also have a qualification game against the Lions for the Superxv. When does this take place, presumably after the Superxv?
Would it not make sense to just use the Curry Cup as a qualification systems for the Superxv, if their is going to be a qualification?
The first 5 teams in the Curry Cup play the Superxv. This would seem to be a better qualification system as is based on numerous games rather than a one of match.
Where would these one of matches be held?
From a commercial point of view changing a team each year would be make it more challenging. Do all players now have to have clauses in their contracts in case their union is disqualified? Otherwise it would make contracting of players difficult. Much safer to get a contract from the Stormers, Sharks and Bulls who have less chance of getting knocked out than the Cheetas and Lions, and now Eastern Kings.
Having one team being relegated each year will also make the rebuilding process harder. Imagine the Melbourne Rebels or the Western Force got knocked out in the first year. What would happen to all the contracted players, how would the even recruit players in the first instance if they knew it was likely that the team would be relegated after the first year?