Domestic rugby needs a bit of a facelift after Super Rugby Unlocked and the Currie Cup.
Personally, I would like to see the viewership numbers for these two tournaments, because I believe there is a declining interest.
Now apparently the next tournament before the Rainbow Cup will be called the Franchise Cup.
It is believed that the tournament was originally planned to feature the top four franchises only – the Stormers, Lions, Bulls and the Sharks.
But sanity prevailed and it looks like the Cheetahs, Pumas and the Kings will now also compete.
It’s the latter team that has me excited and that’s for one reason only – the return of Peter de Villiers to coaching in South Africa.
I believe he deserves another chance. His knowledge and experience simply can’t go to waste.
De Villiers will be up against it in terms of the strength of his squad and his players’ readiness for action. So don’t blame the coach if results don’t go their way, I don’t expect it to.
But what will be interesting to see is how he plots his game plan against another former Springbok coach in Jake White. Two opposites… should make for some interesting viewing.
And then there is De Villiers’ colourful press conferences – other than that, it will be same old, same old.