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Thursday, July 07, 2011

The new Super Rugby 2011 Trophy

As this season we've had a change of format, title, and branding with SANZAR's Super Rugby tournament, that means there is also a new trophy on offer for the winner of the final between the Reds and Crusaders in Brisbane this weekend.

The new trophy, as can be seen in the below video feature, was designed by a team in Sydney that took a whole host of elements into account when creating it. It is 65cm tall and features the three colours of all three competing nations, as was explained by SANZAR CEO Greg Peters.

"The shape of the trophy is cantered around three curved legs, each representing the conferences involved in the Super Rugby competition. Bold colours on each leg correspond to the conferences with gold for Australia, black for New Zealand, and green for the South African Conference," he said.

"Already, the respective Conference winners - the Reds (Australia), Stormers (SA) and Crusaders (NZ) have been presented with similar, scaled-down trophies for their achievements during the regular season. The champions trophy is the 'big one', and will become the ultimate symbol of Super Rugby supremacy in the years to come," he added.

While Peters went on to say that the legs of the trophy reaching up are a reference to players going for the ball in the lineout, Greg Martin of the Rugby Club felt it was more suited to be worn on the head, which may well happen this coming Saturday.

We'll find out soon if it will be James Horwill or Richie McCaw who gets to lift it for the first time.


Time: 03:13
Note: Thanks to the Rugby Club on Fox Sports for the feature.


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29 Comments:

  • Looks good!

    lol at the end

    By Anonymous First, at July 07, 2011 3:00 pm  

  • Would rather have the Currie Cup any day.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:03 pm  

  • Still wont attract big crowds whatever the trophy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:07 pm  

  • Still worth more than the Heineken cup to anyone that takes rugby seriously

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:17 pm  

  • I think it looks plain. It should also have been made of Silver. The Heineken Cup is solid Silver with platinum and gold inlay. Come on Guys....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:22 pm  

  • and here starts the big debate on the heinkeken cup against the super 15's cup... borrrrrred. ^^^^^^^

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:30 pm  

  • The Currie Cup is made out of Angel's hair, guilded in the Blood of Zeus himself. Only the finest beer from Apollo's own brewery is served in it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:48 pm  

  • ...not only bored but amazed at how childish the argument has become, we're actually comparing them on the aesthetics? Come on, it's the rugby equivalent of "my dad's stronger than your dad"...

    By Anonymous I hate ppl who write "First!", at July 07, 2011 3:49 pm  

  • My dad IS actually stronger than your dad

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 3:54 pm  

  • No mention that the 3 legs and trophy forms the outer shape of a rugby ball?? Its the most obvious aspect and is quite clever!!

    By Anonymous AndyMo, at July 07, 2011 3:58 pm  

  • Reminds me of Phillipe Starck lemon squeezer...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Juicy_salif.jpg

    bit of UFO alien feel to it.

    By Anonymous Tvrtko, at July 07, 2011 4:02 pm  

  • I think it's pretty good... a bit unconventional but still has good looks. And it's surely going to moderate those big time drinkers!

    Let's hope the Reds win it so Quade won't be tempted to "borrow" it haha

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at July 07, 2011 4:56 pm  

  • The cup will be replaced when the tournament becomes the Super 16, probably in 2013.

    I hear the 16th franchise is going to the Whitelock brothers.

    By Anonymous Wolfman, at July 07, 2011 5:02 pm  

  • Hopefully 'Cheat McCaw' doesn't get anywhere near it ever!!!

    I'd rather an Aussie win it over an NZ'er

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 5:09 pm  

  • lol it looks like the claw from one of those grabber machines at the fair.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 5:35 pm  

  • ^^ Damn it, damn it!! I read through them all and then you!! Haha.. touche! It looks like it got trapped and cut off!

    By Anonymous gf, at July 07, 2011 9:09 pm  

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    By Blogger Ralph Zuponcic, at July 07, 2011 10:10 pm  

  • Isn't this premature? Aren't Argentina joining the Tri-Nations?

    By Anonymous Denzil Mykins, at July 07, 2011 10:12 pm  

  • Haha:

    Here it is properly

    http://i53.tinypic.com/1qsn6r.jpg

    Sweet idea

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2011 10:55 pm  

  • Super Rugby Trophy not Tri-nations Trophy

    By Anonymous gf, at July 07, 2011 11:35 pm  

  • Denzil slap yourself!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2011 2:16 am  

  • ...not only bored but amazed at how childish the argument has become, we're actually comparing them on the aesthetics? Come on, it's the rugby equivalent of "my dad's stronger than your dad"...

    My mum's stronger than your dad.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2011 3:36 am  

  • awful looking

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2011 12:17 pm  

  • Ugly looking 'trophy'
    Doesn't matter anyway its probably gonna be stolen by quade cooper eventually.

    By Anonymous ElTigre, at July 08, 2011 12:40 pm  

  • So thats where the space shuttles going after the last Launch

    By Anonymous Dastard, at July 08, 2011 1:33 pm  

  • 18 kilos? The Reds should have someone check out their trophy cabinet. It hasn’t carried anything in decades, let alone 18 kilos of stainless steel.

    By Anonymous katman, at July 08, 2011 2:40 pm  

  • And I'm pretty sure this is where they got the design idea:

    http://www.torpedo-emscher.de/wr/union/rakete/rockets9.htm

    By Anonymous katman, at July 08, 2011 2:44 pm  

  • ^^I never quite understood why Tintin was sent to the space if he wasn't an astronaut... and how on earth did the engineers made an outfit for Milu is beyond me

    By Anonymous Jay-Z, at July 08, 2011 4:37 pm  

  • ElTigre, go away, you have no credibility or friends here after your comments about barnes retiring because he is a pussy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 09, 2011 10:04 am  

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