Super Rugby 2019

Fulcrum29

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#33
Wait...this is a joke, right?
No, but what I don't get is that SuperHero Sunday is normally a charity event, held globally, where the proceeds are given to children in need.

Nowhere is this named a charity event or that money will be given to a children's cause, it is like they are riding on the name. BTW, Marvel has previously supported the 'true' SuperHero Sunday, maybe they will announce later on that money is to go to a children's charity, but the event would have had more traction knowing that it is a charity.

Our Unions are so much in debt... They will probably use the proceeds to sustain their own needs and CoCT will also take a cut due to it being held at Cape Town Stadium. It is a rather big entertainment event and dress up, and Multichoice gave away 20k tickets to their subscribers.
 

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#34
From Supersport.com

With great power comes great responsibility, and the heroes of South African rugby are ready to unleash this as they use their power for good and tackle cancer in a partnership with the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Michelle van Eyden, Vodacom’s Executive Head of Sponsorship, echoed the excitement for the forthcoming Vodacom Super Rugby season and highlighted the importance of giving back.

“Besides the innovation and excitement we will be seeing during Vodacom Super Rugby in 2019, Vodacom is also extremely proud to be associating itself with CHOC,” said Van Eyden.

“Every Super Rugby season, Vodacom partners with an organisation that is in need of support, and with the Marvel partnership, we feel there is a perfect fit between between the rugby super heroes we’ll see doing battle every weekend on the field and the little super heroes of CHOC who fight a far larger battle every day.”

For every tackle made by a South African player during the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby competition, Vodacom and SuperSport will each donate R50 to CHOC through the #TacklingCancer campaign, with the goal of raising R1 million by the end of the season.
 

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#35
No, but what I don't get is that SuperHero Sunday is normally a charity event, held globally, where the proceeds are given to children in need.

Nowhere is this named a charity event or that money will be given to a children's cause, it is like they are riding on the name. BTW, Marvel has previously supported the 'true' SuperHero Sunday, maybe they will announce later on that money is to go to a children's charity, but the event would have had more traction knowing that it is a charity.

Our Unions are so much in debt... They will probably use the proceeds to sustain their own needs and CoCT will also take a cut due to it being held at Cape Town Stadium. It is a rather big entertainment event and dress up, and Multichoice gave away 20k tickets to their subscribers.
Charity begins at home? They can financially help themselves?
 

Fulcrum29

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Charity begins at home? They can financially help themselves?
Uhm, because SuperHero Sunday have always been a children's charity event. This is also not the first time that Cape Town is hosting a SuperHero Sunday event. This is also not by far the first time for Marvel to collaborate in a SuperHero Sunday event.
 

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#38
CHOC.

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/sa-super-rugby-teams-to-get-superhero-kits-20181204

SA Super Rugby teams to sport superhero kits
2018-12-04 10:52

Cape Town - SA Rugby on Tuesday confirmed that the South African Super Rugby franchises will play their local derbies in next year’s competition in kits inspired by Marvel superheroes.

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Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said this is one of the most exciting developments to the local Super Rugby scene in many years.

“Super Rugby has always been about entertainment and providing supporters with something new, and in 2019 we will definitely achieve that with this exciting endeavour with Marvel,” said Roux.

“The global rugby landscape is changing and teams across all continents are trying new things to further raise the interest of fans. We envisage reaching new audiences and gaining new supporters for our franchises and the game as a whole in South Africa.”

Gideon Khobane, SuperSport CEO, added: “These are great times in sport with innovation pivotal to success, which is why SuperSport is thrilled to support the Super Heroes initiative.”

The true impact of next season will be felt when the real-life super heroes take over the story off the pitch.

With great power comes great responsibility, and the heroes of South African rugby are ready to unleash this as they use their power for good and tackle cancer in a partnership with the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Michelle van Eyden, Vodacom’s Executive Head of Sponsorship, echoed the excitement for the forthcoming Super Rugby season and highlighted the importance of giving back.

“Besides the innovation and excitement we will be seeing during Super Rugby in 2019, Vodacom is also extremely proud to be associating itself with CHOC,” said Van Eyden.

“Every Super Rugby season, Vodacom partners with an organisation that is in need of support, and with the Marvel partnership, we feel there is a perfect fit between the rugby super heroes we’ll see doing battle every weekend on the field and the little super heroes of CHOC who fight a far larger battle every day.”
 

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Well I guess it's meant to be entertainment. We don't play good enough rugby to draw on enough sports fans, so turn it into a circus and capture an wider audience. Why not?
 

Fulcrum29

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Well I guess it's meant to be entertainment. We don't play good enough rugby to draw on enough sports fans, so turn it into a circus and capture an wider audience. Why not?
We draw more than the Aussies and the Kiwis. SuperSport is actually sustaining them, however Sky is also now rivalling SuperSport, which is putting less pressure on the Aussies, Kiwis and Japanese, and broadcasting rights are now a competition on it's own. As you, those with rights have exclusive say in these competitions.

It is a cool deal that is now in working collaboration between our local teams and sponsorships. I have already seen some people losing the plot with Wakanda, it is getting really old now.
 
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