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Franchise Rugby in Zimbabwe

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#1 etshwa


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:40 PM


Can it work? How? Zimbabwe Cricket gets a chunk of money from the ICC and television deals (enabling the system to pay some players $5000 per month), but ZRU has no such leg to stand on.

Here are my ideas
- ZRU and football band together to built/lease 5 modern stadiums (Bulawayo, Mutare, Harare, Gweru and Masvingo) to be used for the 2016 Nations Cup bid.
- By giving Harare 3 teams and Bulawayo 2, a competitive 8 team league can be formed. No relegation, and an American draft system for the best students.
- A similar system in football is impossible but 5 big teams can be anchor tenants
- Government can build the stadiums, what are diamonds for? ;)

#2 5%er


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:54 PM

the standard of play would need to be improved so that pay channels are interested in buying games to broadcast. that means everyone has to be on point , ie zru should be professinal and competent, coaches need to be trained and kids need to play rugby from primary school and continue after high school. some of the people i knew who played mat'land and played at cotco and  craven week are now boozers after giving up the game after school because therre was no future in it for them
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