Super Bowl strategy could shake up Super Rugby Pacific final

Within the present system, every year’s Super Rugby Pacific final is performed on the higher-seeded crew’s residence floor. Nevertheless, that isn’t the case in Europe’s Champions Cup, the NFL’s Super Bowl, and even Super Rugby Aupiki.


Whereas the established order is acquainted to Super Rugby Pacific followers, former Leinster and Fijian worldwide participant Isa Nacewa has skilled the thrill of travelling to a impartial venue for grand finals and is optimistic the advantages would translate in Super Rugby Pacific.

A revised system could see the final venue decided previous to the season’s begin and reserve a portion of seats for every crew’s travelling followers.

“It’s a fairly cool thought,” Nacewa informed SENZ The Run House.

“Even when Spain in Bilbao hosted the final final, that was outdoors of the primary centres (and it was) completely wonderful.

“They did the Amlin Problem Cup on the Friday evening which is the primary rugby recreation ever in that soccer stadium adopted by the Heineken Cup on the next evening.

“You had a packed stadium on the Friday evening, packed stadium on the Saturday evening and it’s simply phenomenal for the entire business and tourism business and all the things to do with that.

“It’s an thrilling factor as a fan travelling to these days.”

Suggestions across the success of Super Rugby Aupiki’s playoffs being performed at predetermined venues was blended. The semi-finals had been performed as a doubleheader in Auckland whereas the final and bronze medal match had been additionally a doubleheader performed in Hamilton.


For the system to be utilized efficiently in Super Rugby Pacific, Nacewa says the venue must work geographically for followers, proposing the thought of a final performed within the Pacific Islands.

“Do the geographics work? I’d like to see a Blues-Chiefs final, however you wouldn’t need that to be in Australia otherwise you wouldn’t need that in a impartial venue in South Africa as a result of it simply doesn’t work for the geographics,” he mentioned.

“Perhaps a final in Fiji, who is aware of … however I’m positive for those who had the final within the Pacific, it could get bought out right away, irrespective of who you’re supporting.

“So possibly issues like that have to occur sooner or later simply to really shake issues up and provides it some vibe again.”

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