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    This amuses me:

    "At a time when the game needs unity and co-operation, New Zealand Rugby have adopted a very different approach - brandishing a smug superiority complex in the face of struggling neighbours," Foy wrote in a column.

    Not only over an Englishman accusing others of 'smug superiority' but unity and co-operation? When was the last time the so-called Home Nations did anything less than serve their own self-interests. We don't have a global calendar still because of them and, if they had their way, wouldn't have a World Cup or professional sport either.


    Super Rugby Aotearoa: All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby slammed by English writer over Rugby Australia stance - NZ Herald

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    Go the mighty Crusaders!

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    Boo!

    Hoping the forces of Good triumph over Evil today. Ready 'n waiting...


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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Go the mighty Crusaders!

    I moved cheat day to Saturday. I don't think the scoreline will make me happy, but at least the beer & comfort food will.
    GO THE 'CANES!!!

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    Canes into the sheds at halftime with a lead 21-17.

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    Hell of a game!!

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    Congrats to the Canes and their supporters. Great game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Boo!

    Hoping the forces of Good triumph over Evil today. Ready 'n waiting...
    The great dragon was cast out,that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan,who deceives the whole world

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    "The Hurricanes have done what no team has pulled off in more than four years – beat the Crusaders on their home patch".

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/300065914/super-rugby-hurricanes-snap-crusaders-record-run-in-christchurch-thriller

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post

    Speaking of Sanzar, I found this study interesting, back in the days before the Sanzar expand at all costs mentality.

    THE COMPARISON OF COMPETITIVE BALANCE BETWEEN SUPER RUGBY (SANZAR) AND ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP RUGBY: A CASE STUDY FROM 1996-2014 SEASON OR NOT ATTRACTIVE NO PEOPLE NO MONEY
    Available from: (PDF) The Comparison of Competitive Balance between Super Rugby (Sanzar) and English Premiership Rugby: A Case Study from 1996-2014 Season or Not Attractive – No People – No Money [accessed Jul 26 2020].
    #PrayforKaren

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    great game again,who switched off the crus.control?must have been PJ.

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    right now its blues v chiefs,14-7 but the chiefs are on top.

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    Crusaders 32 - 19 Chiefs.

    Interesting statistic revealed that the Crusaders score 39% of their points in the final twenty minutes.

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    best game on the weekend by far,highlanders v blues,except for some strange decisions by the tmo.next week the crus.might seal the championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Go the mighty Crusaders!


    Can I call you Bro?

    Crusaders ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Crusaders ...
    The Crusaders win their fourth Super Rugby Championship in a row!

    Woohoo!

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    *Ahem* Super Rugby Aotearoa

    Well dome to them either way, clearly just a team on a different level from the rest.

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    Richie Mo'unga has been outstanding. Is there currently a better no. 10 out there?

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    canes in control till the crus.pressed the cruise button.another great game.i am now a rugby pass taff,next week watch the blues give the crus.a thumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I do not rate D Mac... just feels like hes seconds away from a massive cock up every time he touches the ball
    David Campese was either a disaster waiting to happen or he could be a world beater.

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    todays game blues v crus.what time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    todays game blues v crus.what time?

    Game has been cancelled due to COVID

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Game has been cancelled due to COVID
    thanks for that CK. it will have to be SNOOKER.

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    I don't know if this is the same sort of peanut hugging, but it's in the shitter.

    SYDNEY - The clock is ticking ever louder as powerbrokers squabble over ways to save Super Rugby, after the coronavirus pushed the once admired southern hemisphere competition to the verge of collapse. The one point on which all agree is that the globe-spanning model which has seen teams regularly jetting from Buenos Aires to Bloemfontein is all but dead, with or without COVID-19 travel restrictions.

    That appears to leave Argentina's Jaguares on the scrapheap alongside the already jettisoned Sunwolves of Japan, while South Africa's four clubs are considering a switch to Europe's Pro 14.


    Australia and New Zealand, meanwhile, are fighting over the remains of what was once hailed as the world's best club rugby tournament.


    New Zealand -- powerful on the field but commercially limited off it, due to the country's small population -- has proposed a trans-Tasman competition involving Australia and a new team from the Pacific islands.


    New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa wrapped up at the weekend and was a huge success, played in packed stadiums until the final weekend, when fans were locked out of one game and another was cancelled because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

    In contrast, Super Rugby AU started slowly with lean crowds, but it has gained traction after some high-quality matches which have left all teams bar the Western Force in contention with three rounds left.


    With stalemate looming in the negotiations, senior figures on both sides of the Tasman are urging a compromise for the good of the game.

    Auckland Blues coach Leon MacDonald said a New Zealand competition without the Australians would be viable, but it would be stronger with them.

    "Their teams are really starting to get their mojos back and look really strong, so I'd really like to see the Australians involved in some capacity," he told reporters.


    There were similar sentiments in Australia from the NSW Waratahs' New Zealand-born coach, Rob Penney.


    "From a Kiwi's perspective, it's always great to play the Australians, there's something very special about that relationship," he said.


    With 15 teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Japan, Super Rugby was already struggling before coronavirus hit.


    It was seen as unwieldy and expensive to run, with too much travel for elite players and a global format straddling so many time zones that fans found it hard to follow.


    Japan's Sunwolves were due to be axed at the end of this season to trim the number of teams, but COVID-19 forced the contemplation of more drastic alternatives.


    Governing body SANZAAR insists it still has a part to play, even though Australia and New Zealand have left it out in the cold on discussions about Super Rugby's future.


    Chief executive Andy Marinos said in a recent statement that member unions "remain committed to the long-term future (of SANZAAR) as a joint venture".


    Rugby Australia offered an olive branch last week, floating a Champions League-style Super 8 event that would involve the top teams from the SANZAAR nations competing at the conclusion of any domestic tournaments.


    New Zealand is yet to respond but South African Rugby president Mark Alexander appeared lukewarm: "What Australia put out (Super 8) is their view, not SANZAAR's. Maybe they are trying to create hype," he said.


    Rumours suggest South Africa's teams -- the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers -- will head to Europe next year to an expanded Pro 14, but Alexander said nothing had been decided.


    "There are a couple of options. The guys (at SANZAAR) are actually still in debate -- that's why it is a bit premature to announce anything," he said.


    Former Springboks coach Nick Mallett said his gut feeling was "it probably suits us to go north".

    "We must decide whether to go to Europe and win trophies or stay south and continue to deal with the logistical issues of overseas travel," he added.
    Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess

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