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Super Rugby organisers SANZAAR want your feedback on the current Super Rugby format and how it is run so have created the SANZAAR Fan and Stakeholder Survey.

SANZAAR is currently undertaking, in conjunction with Accenture, a strategic planning process. The aim is to map out the future of SANZAAR and the tournaments it manages.

As part of this process SANZAAR is conducting a quick survey to better understand how rugby fans support and follow the game.

SANZAAR would also like your opinion and feedback and requests that you undertake this short survey. The feedback will form part of the strategic planning process and ultimately assist SANZAAR in defining the way southern hemisphere rugby is played, structured and distributed in the future.

Please feel free to pass this survey on to colleagues, family and friends.

Survey length: approx. 3 minutes.

Survey link :

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  2. Wilo

    14th June 2016 at 10:18 am

    Link Doesn’t work!!!!

    • Super Rugby

      14th June 2016 at 10:48 am

      Really ? It works for us ? Could your browser be blocking secure links ?

      • Wilo

        14th June 2016 at 10:55 am

        Going to take a look on my phone and get back to you.

  3. Jaco Prins

    14th June 2016 at 10:21 am

    Too many teams.
    Too long.
    Too convoluted.

  4. Isak

    14th June 2016 at 11:17 am

    All teams must play each other,why is there teams that skip playing teams like new Zealand?

  5. Frans

    14th June 2016 at 11:59 am

    I think all the teams must play each other once,to see really where the strength is

  6. Spotton

    14th June 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Too many teams which means less quality. All teams should play against one another in round robin. Should be 3 NZ , 3 Aus , 3 RSA , 1 Jap and 1 Arg team. Will mean less money for Sanzar, so they will never go for it, but we see too much rubbish rugby. I know the Japs and Arg team did poorly this year, but am sure they will improve.

  7. Andre de Waal

    15th June 2016 at 4:04 pm

    There’s been a lot of press recently about changing the format (again) and I wanted to put forward my own suggestion. I would suggest splitting the competition into three Tiers (Premiership, Championship and Development) with 8 teams in each division. This would require six new teams to join the Development Division (North America, Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe, South America, NEwhere)

    Essentially each team would play the others in the same division (home and away) and the end of the season, the top 4 of the Premiership would contest the Semi’s and then Grand Final. The same weekend as the Semi Finals The bottom three would play promotion/relegation matches between the top three of the Championship.

    In fact I would say that 8th place in the Premiership is relegated and replaced by 1st place in the Championship. 7th place in the Premiership should play a promotion/relegation match at the home of the 2nd place in the Championship. 6th place in the Premiership should play a promotion/relegation match at their Home against 3rd place in the Championship. The bottom three of the Championship, would do the same with the top three of the Development division. The bottom of the Development division can play any new teams that wanted to join the tournament after going through a tender process (?)

    This way the need to tap into new markets is built into the format, while still maintaining the Quality vs Quality aspect that fans are crying out for. Giving teams that are lower on the log something to play for would also add to the excitement/viewership numbers.

  8. johann

    18th June 2016 at 7:19 am

    we need to go back to one log with all teams playing one game against each other, semifinals and final.
    the current format is not exciting at all and the amout of “nothing games” not interesting at all. also under the current format a no team has the ability to come back on the log at a late stage dew to them winning and the “right” teams loosing that always makes the tournament more exciting towards the end. The current format is 4/5 teams competing against each other by playing teams in other logs and the games between the other 3 logs have no influence on your team so no reason to watch or follow them. it cuts fans of a particular team out of 3 quaters of the tournament.

  9. MAKI

    19th June 2016 at 1:18 am

    I need a bloody caculator to figure out if my team can make the finals…i know the crusaders missed out on finals last year or the year before to a South – African team where they clearly won more game,scored more tries, conceded less and finished with alot more points!! Its sooooo frustrating and confusing trying to explain to my mates who wanna know about rugby get entirely put off. I know this system was built to make it fare on other teams but come on that takes away all the hard work and effort,the coach and his staff have put in to the season. This current joke of a format sounds like it could be used for kids under 8’s rugby so it could be fare.
    These are fully grown well #PAID# athletes if they cant perform and the get results, then they should be where they deserve to be on the table!! I just watch soccer and NRL now I still watch rugby but only international games.Just simplify the game it will be easier for all to follow. GO THE BLUES

  10. Darryl Shepherd

    20th June 2016 at 11:42 am

    If we need to expand the game can’t we keep it simple, with 2 conferences (9 teams each split equally between the countries) playing against each other then a semi-final and final.

  11. John Treloar

    24th June 2016 at 7:28 am

    Win your conference your in the finals does,nt matter how many
    teams are above your team
    this is crap we want the best teams in finals not best of mediocre

  12. Johan Hendricks

    30th June 2016 at 7:54 am

    Please get rid of this derbies and Conference.Nothing is tougher than a derby,no one want to loose,and results show it.Conference, is not fair to teams who got more points than others but they can’t play playoffs ex NZ teams.Let every team play each once,top six go threw,top two qualified for semifinal and the other four play for the other two spots in the semi’s.

  13. BK

    1st July 2016 at 4:56 am

    Simply put:

    The Super Rugby must go back to its days of Super 12 and Super 14.
    That way, the teams can play all of the other opponents once each to make it fair to start with.
    And, the class of rugby being played must be raised.

    Right now, with 18 teams going on, the class is really low and bad.
    The newcomers Sunwolves and the Jaguares are sheer pushovers in terms of competing well in the Super rugby season… and I still cannot believe why they are introduced in the Super rugby.

    And the NZ teams are at least one of two giant steps ahead of SA and Aus teams.
    Such unbalanced power between the nations is not gonna help SANZAR rugby too much.

    The days of Super 12 and 14 really was a super class.

  14. Barries

    14th July 2016 at 8:58 am

    Die huidige formaat is te lank en uitgerek.Die manne speel te feel rugby,reis teveel,en die onderbreking gedurende die seisoen om internasionale verpligtinge aftehandel en dan om die ternooi te hervat is verkeert.
    My voorstel is die volgende,akkomideer die Japanse span in New Zealand en die Argentyne in Australia gedurende die toernooi.In elke land is daar dan ses spanne verteenwoordig.Speel n enkele ronte in elke land.Dit gee elke span 5 wedstryde.
    Die drie top spanne in elke land dring deur na afdeling A.Die ander spanne in afdeling B.Die 9 spanne in elke afdeling speel die weg en drie tuis wedstryde teen mekaar.Byvoorbeeld die Stormers gaan op toer en speel twee wedstyde in New Zealand en een wedstryd in Australia en drie wedstyde op sy tuisveld asook twee wedstryde teen die ander twee Suid Afrikaanse spanne in sy afdeling met anderwoorde 8 wedstryde in totaal 13 wedstryde.Die twee top spanne in elke afdeling kry n loslooitjie.Die spanne wat tweede en derde eindig in elke afdeling speel oorkrius teenmekaar en die wenners speel oorkruis teen die spanne met n loslooitjie.Die wenners in die wedstryd speel in die finaal.So die wenspan speel intotaal 15.Indien die spanne van Argentina en Japan in uitspeel wedstryde betrokke is met n tuisvoordeel kan die wedstyde in Argentina of Japan gespeel word.Ek stel ook voor dat na die eerste 5 wedstyde aldie spanne n loslooitjie kry asook voor die uitspeel wedstryde.Op die formaat sal daar minder wedstryde gespeel word en die spanne sal minder reis.

  15. John

    9th September 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Have a expanded NPC with Australian and Japanese teams no sa they are in the wrong timezone

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