‘Simply wrong’ that South African teams are leaving Super Rugby

first_imgWales Online says the Durban-based Sharks are set to leave the competition to join the European PRO14 competition for 2019-20.The Cheetahs and Kings, who were cut from the down-sized Super Rugby last year, already play in the competition which includes teams form Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.The report said that the Lions and Stormers would likely follow suit.Despite the Lions making the Super Rugby final last year South Africa’s franchises feel they are handicapped due to the different time zones.But SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos has described the report as unfounded.”SANZAAR – through its joint venture partners – Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa – is currently engaged in a detailed strategic planning process that will deliver a roadmap for the organisation, Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship from 2018-2030,” he said.”As part of this process the partners have fully committed to the strategy and future participation.”Any talk of a change to the stakeholder relationship and partners withdrawing, and so-called Trans-Tasman competitions is unsubstantiated speculation and simply wrong.”South African rugby has also seen an exodus of top players who chase lucrative deals in Europe, with the move to the PRO14 considered a way of stopping that trend.The Cheetahs finished third in their conference this season to make the play- offs, and PRO14 organisers believe the inclusion of further South African sides would increase the standard of the competition.Last week a Fairfax report revealed that Super Rugby bosses were looking at expanding into the USA, which now appears to be a contingency plan should the South African franchises jump ship.last_img read more

Spectacular Aerial Image Shows 4000 Teslas Ready For Europe

first_img Tesla Model 3 Europe Deliveries Supported By Huge 300 Charger Hub We can only imagine that in the very near future, Model 3 sales in Europe will begin to be reported in big volumes. However, the long delays caused by loading and unloading ships and the time spent at sea means that a lot of cars are in transit at any given time now. It’s just not possible to deliver to Europe as quickly as here in the U.S., so we expect overall Model 3 sales to actually decline even if production is increasing.4000 Tesla cars loading in SF for Europe pic.twitter.com/BODbSzo3Fr— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 20, 2019 Army of electric carsElon Musk shared a photo of approximately 4,000 Tesla cars. These cars are loading up in San Francisco with a destination of Europe. We assume that most of those cars are Model 3.Tesla already shipped some 1,400 Model 3 and 350 Model S to Europe, according to enthusiasts who were at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. At this point, we don’t know how many other ships already sent with Model 3 to Europe and to China, but it seems that deliveries are progressing.Tesla Model 3 in Europe Tesla’s Largest German Customer Gets First 4 Of 100 Model 3s Source: Electric Vehicle News Four-Digit Number Of Tesla Model 3s Arrive In Europe Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 20, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more