Even though fans love the New Zealand version tournament and TJ Perenara has been like playing a test march weekend, the Hurricanes co-captain thinks Super Rugby Aotearoa in its current format may be more than one season, in case the Covid-19 interferes with a Trans-Tasman competition in 2021.
So far, Perenara has played all 320 minutes in total in games against the Chiefs, Highlanders, Blues and Crusaders. Although you can see a great level of rugby at the tournament, the back felt that the physical cost is too great: “It’s incredible, the content is really good and the difference in results is always close. It’s like a test match, but I’m not sure it’s sustainable to play back-to-back New Zealand teams with only two free dates. “
“I would like to see more teams be added or a different schedule. I really enjoy the competition itself, I just don’t think the way it’s structured right now is sustainable. Coming out of Covid-19 and participating in a competition like this, which is really good for people to see and is amazing for us, is exciting, but, in the future, I think there will be some adjustments, “added the scrum half of Hurricanes and the All Blacks.