‘Battle of the Hemispheres’ back on agenda

BRAGGING RIGHTS: An annual fixture between the Super 14 and Heineken Cup winners is back on the agenda.

WHO IS the best club team in the world?

That question could soon be answered, with an annual match between the winners of the Super 14 and Heineken Cup back on the agenda.

According to website RugbyHeaven, England’s premier clubs are backing the concept of a  “battle of the hemispheres”, meaning the long-mooted game looks set to become a reality.

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Blast from the past as Meyer rejoins Bulls

FORMER Bulls mentor Heyneke Meyer has rejoined his old team as a coaching executive as they prepare to defend their Super 14 trophy.

According to website RugbyHeaven, Meyer, who guided the Pretoria-based franchise to Super rugby success in 2007, has been helping with the side’s preseason training at the coastal base of George.

“For me it is a privilege to be allowed back and to work with these guys,”  says Meyer (left).

“Still, I believe my best role at this camp is to stand back a bit and to observe. What I’ve seen so far I’ve been impressed with.”

Meyer, who missed out on the Springboks’ top job to Peter De Villiers, returned to the Republic for family reasons after coaching Leicester Tigers in the Guinness Premiership and Heineken Cup. CLICK HERE to read more.