So I don't know if any of you okes having been following the MLR, but i keep getting more and more of this league pop up in my feed. Some forgotten SA players seem to be leading the charge.
On closer inspection, it looks like they are putting a decent league together with about 2 teams joining every year.
They also have a decent operating model and teams need to pony up some doh to prove that they can be financial viable.
No cash injection but mainly sponsor driven.
12 teams with roughly
6000 stadium attendance
500 000 tv viewership
The quality of rugby is not too bad either.
There are some legends and of course some has beens playing too. But Beast had a go. Matt Gutau at age 37 is having a crack and Joe Pieters, the Percy Montgomery clone is doing really well.
I would almost get a few of your youngsters over their and loan them out so that they can get some game time, but also build a decent relationship.
So I wonder if the US will be the next big emerging team