Comment: PRO14 details still provoke questions on player care
Well, it’s happening. Even though the pitfalls of 18,000-mile round trips don’t really seem to have been properly examined, the Guinness PRO14, with South African teams now aboard, will kick off as early as next month.
The details, most of which had been leaked over the last month, were as expected. A conference system keeps the pre-playoff fixtures to a manageable 21 games. The first conferences – they’ll change with competitive balance year on year – seem roughly equal in strength.
A six-team play-off system adds a bit more to what was already a reasonably competitive and exciting end of... read more
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