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Franchises in name only for years, Pumas and Griquas finally get to play in big league

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The Pumas are ready to live up to their franchise status
The Pumas are ready to live up to their franchise status

Welcome to the big league now, boys.

It's perhaps a bit disingenuous to label the Pumas and Griquas in that manner, as they've more than done their bit to justify their continued presence in South Africa's proverbial Top 8 and are regular Currie Cup participants.

Most importantly, the two unions have been classified as emerging franchises since a SA Rugby general council vote back in late 2017.

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