Friday, July 22, 2016

Quite possibly all New Zealand semi finals coming up in Super Rugby!

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It's quarter finals time in Super Rugby - even I can understand how that works, after a final qualification round that would have had Pythagoras stumped as to who had to do what.  It's a weird set up though - the Stormers have played no New Zealand sides yet! It's hard to look past the New Zealand teams in terms of results this weekend. I watched the Highlanders play the Chiefs last weekend in a game that was played at absolutely blistering pace. None of the Highlanders could even stand, never mind celebrate victory at the final whistle.

Out of the four matches, I'd say the Lions have the best chance of coming up with a victory, with home advantage and a pretty decent team. But it could easily be  all New Zealand semi finals

Meanwhile at home, there's talk about adding an American team to the PRO12. It would add a fair bit of excitement, but hard to see how it would work in practice, adding a shed load of traveling, and fixtures at odd times.

Friday, July 22       
Brumbies v    Highlanders     9:00 AM
Saturday, July 23       
Hurricanes v    Sharks     8:35 AM
Lions v    Crusaders     3:30 PM
Stormers v    Chiefs     6:00 PM

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