Tag Archives: SuperXV

330. Weekend Rugby Wrap

In Round 10 of the Super XV: Crusaders 9 – 26 Chiefs Hurricanes 24 – 29 Waratahs Highlanders 30 – 24 Blues Brumbies 8 -13 Rebels Force 8- 13 Stormers Sharks 10 – 17 Bulls Cheetahs 17 – 18 Reds … Continue reading

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314. Weekend Rugby Wrap

In Round 8 of the Super XV: Hurricanes 25 – 20 Stormers Rebels 23 – 15 Reds  Chiefs 23 – 16 Blues Brumbies 20 – 3 Cheetahs Sharks 10 – 52 Crusaders Lions 22 – 18 Bulls The dream continues … Continue reading

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256. Super. Rugby’s Back On.

Thank bloody goodness, you say. How on earth were we going to get through the next couple of months with only 49 games of cricket to keep us occupied? The big news is that MrsDavy has agreed to the re-installation of Sky … Continue reading

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056. Finals Weekend

Waratahs 33 Crusaders 32 (SuperXV final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney) Poneke 19 Northern United 9 (Hardham Cup final, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt) Todd Blackadder showed how to take the narrowest of defeats with grace and dignity on Saturday night: It … Continue reading

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051. Safas On The Rise

I’ve been fairly unambiguous about how bad the South African teams have been in this year’s SuperXV.  Woeful would be the polite term. But, and it’s an interesting and big but, other South African teams have done very well this … Continue reading

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046. The SuperXV Semis

Crusaders 38 Sharks 6 Waratahs 26 Brumbies 8   The Sharks did not bring their kicking game to Christchurch. Or their scrummaging game, or lineout. You can’t hope to win a semi-final if you don’t execute the basics. The Crusaders, … Continue reading

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039. The Weekend’s Footy

Brumbies 32 Chiefs 30 Sharks 31 Highlanders 27 Broncos 28 Warriors 22 Two words for you: Home and Advantage. In tight matches home advantage is worth gold.  The sound of the crowd is what carries you over the line in the … Continue reading

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032. The Rort: Home Advantage In The Playoffs

I think I’ve made myself clear: I reckon the SuperXV conference system gives an unfair advantage to good teams in weak conferences. Here’s how it plays out in practice when we get to the sharp end of the season.  This weekend … Continue reading

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031. The SuperXV Conference System Is A Rort

I’m going to spend some time this week explaining something that is bleedingly obvious: The SuperXV system of three ‘conferences’ (five teams each from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa) is not ‘fair’. It assists teams from weak conferences and … Continue reading

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