2017 Super Rugby

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    Blues look like they might go alright this year. Will this effect Warriors crowds if they perform badly?
    Warriors need to throw money at the Ioane boys they look like they're going to be something special
     
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    We'll know if the crowd average dips below 12K-13K. I dont think it will but it will help the Blues band wagon fill back up.

    The Ioane brothers already are something special. Reiko has already debuted for the All Blacks and Akira will get the nod sooner or later. Akira's workrate is out of this world and Reiko's awareness is Jedi like. His solo try last night was mind blowing. The varied speed, swerve, skip... what a talented kid. Both humble asf too...
     
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    Rieko Ioane looks like an absolute gun, him and Sonny Bill in the centres is gonna be some pairing.
     
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    Ngani Laumape having a strong game as the Hurricanes are annihilating the Sunwolves, would have been keen to see how Lousi would have gone but did not make squad
     
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    Fark these games are getting me psyched for the new NRL season!!
     
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    Supercoach Umaga deserves whatever criticism he gets, the blues were awful the last 2 weeks. In big NZ games, their season is effectively over unless they can beat the crusaders in chch this weekend.

    The chiefs are now the masters of the dark arts, opposition lose their heads against them.
     
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    They wanna shape up - SANZAR is looking to cut two teams for next season!
     
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    Haha imagine that. There has to be something to the struggles of Auckland based franchises though.

    Sort of want expansion in the NRL, but they only have to look over the fence at super rugby to see that dilution can ruin a good comp pretty quickly.

    Pity they need the south African tv audience, does not seem to be a lot of light at the end of the tunnel for Australia either.

    A 16 team, play everyone once, top 8, playoffs seems to obvious, 5 SA, 5 NZ, 4 Aus, 1 Arg, 1 other. Even if the japanese team is terrible, at least there should only be one no hoper side at the bottom instead of 3+ Maybe they should fully base themselves in singapore and be a global nomads team.
     
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    Youthink they'll stoop low to play league?!?Well...if themoneys right...
     
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    Pity about Saffa rugby full stop. This stupid race quota has just ruined the game for them. They use to be feared but now they arent even respected...
     
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    Yup politics and sport mixing... other major challenge the have is a lot of their top players play in Europe. The day the abs allow their players to play overseas is the day the sport in nz dies
     
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    NZ teams are pretty safe and are usually above average quality it's the Saffas and to a lesser extent the Aussies who reached too far too fast
     
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    Chiefs in full effect.
     
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    Super rugby is a mess. The sad thing it will come back on the NZRFU financially.
     
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    Warriors will be ruing losing Laumape- making big strides in the Hurricanes
     
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    It has taken long enough.
     
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    Lousi making his debut
     
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    Was never really settled in one position last year before getting injured, this year he's formed a pretty good midfield combo with Proctor
     
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