Kiwi Rugby Players Disappointed In Super Rugby Without South Africa


In an article published in the NZ Herald/, Highlanders hooker and Maori All Blacks captain Ash Dixon has expressed his disappointment over New Zealand’s split with South Africa.

Dixon told Gold AM’s Country Sport Breakfast: “I’d love to see the Africans still there. I think it’s a huge part of the rivalry between New Zealand and South Africa.

“Especially as a young fella who has toured there…it’s a great way to get a lot of gratitude…the way they live their lives and the way we do is completely different.

“Obviously it is not an easy place to win – I’d love to see the Africans still there.

“If the Africans don’t play, hopefully we can chuck someone in who is a similar beast.”

“I think it’s the beauty of Super Rugby is that we do have all these different teams from around the world. I actually really enjoy that part of it.”