Drab Super Rugby final shows the game needs to move with the ...

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Drab Super Rugby final shows the game needs to move with the times

Rugby will do well to draw from other codes in the way its product is delivered to the viewing public

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Last week’s  Super Rugby final served as another timely reminder that rugby is stuck in a cocoon of its own making.

It is a bubble that needs a prick but it is one that seems impervious to outside influence as the game remains so preoccupied with preserving the status quo.

The clash between the Crusaders and the Jaguares in Christchurch was one of the most anonymous finals the competition has witnessed since its inception in 1996. Even the 2006 final between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes, which was almost entirely enshrouded by fog, was more illuminating...

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