SuperRugby Predictions - South African Log

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Jan 07, 2020, 16:44

It is the last season of the now lowly SuperRugby 15 tournament before it reverts back to Super14. And it could not have come sooner with many of the best Southern Hemisphere players plying their trade in the higher paid Northern Hemisphere, and even Japan.

For many of the SA teams, the last 5 years have been a continual rebuilding process with some squad players, not even SuperRugby standard. Dan Kriel is a plodder that should not be a professional sportsperson. 

2020 however, has been hit even worse. A post-world cup year, further decline in the rand and billionaire club owners have seen the North more lucrative than ever. 

Some of the best prospects have been poached from the junior divisions before making a name in SuperRugby and will be eligible under the 5-year law to represent other countries. 

Many of the SA teams also have very inexperienced coaches, or experienced ones that are just plain useless. 


Predictions -

1. Jaguars - The 2nd best team in last years tournament. 

2. Stormers - They have been the SA team least affected by player departure gates.

3. Sharks  - They still have some quality players and experience. The backline is good. The cockroach coach Robert Dupreez is also gone. 

4. Lions - New coaching staff. Will they retain their attacking brand of rugby? Have also recruited lots of geriatric players to offset the lack of coaching experience. 

5. Bulls - Expect the Bulls to be udder BS this year. Their coach is a dolt, and they have had the biggest player drain.

Jan 07, 2020, 17:13

Without the conference may I suggest the lowest spots on the table? 

Jan 07, 2020, 17:20

Yes, by all means, knock yourself out :'( 

Jan 07, 2020, 17:42

SB

Just a  bit of advice the fact is it is a Super Rugby series with 15 franchises - not 16.   

All the SA teams and some of the NZ and Australian teams suffered  player departures.

My guess is  that -

*   Three of the SA Conference teams, 

*   Four of the NZ Conference teams

*   One of the Aussie Conference teams will be in the play-offs

I think it is too early to identify which teams are going to go through.- we must wait auntil Round 3 to see what is happening.            

Jan 07, 2020, 19:18

Good thing the aussie teams are shit then :D


Jan 07, 2020, 19:34

Pote Human inspires no faith. A brainless fart. As useless as tits on a Bull.

Apparently the players in the team say the game plan is kick and chase. Ross Specman said the Bulls only do kick and chase, and he is not used to getting such little opportunity in a game of rugby. Totally devoid of any ideas. The outside backs tackle, chase and occasionally get a few scraps of turnovers.

Unfortunate Mitchell did not get more time at the province, if he had been their for a few years he could have built a good team. 

Image result for Pote Human

Jan 07, 2020, 21:29

Well ... being world chumpions and all, the final should be contested by two SA sides this year.

That's usually the case, isn't it?


Jan 08, 2020, 13:50

"Well ... being world chumpions and all, the final should be contested by two SA sides this year.

That's usually the case, isn't it?"

Last years team was a mix from all over.Unlike 1995 where Lions were powerful in 93 winning the first Super 10 under "Traansvaal"
Then the Bulls were strong around the 2007 World Cup  winning 3/4 years. 

Jan 08, 2020, 13:52

SB

Did Ludeke and Marais inspired confidence?    I think not.

Jan 09, 2020, 12:30

That picture of Pote is hilarious, the one eye open more than the other along with that ridiculous moustache... 

Jan 12, 2020, 02:09

Here is another Ludeke classic.

Looks like he is about to spit out some Cowboy tobacco. 

"Ek weet fok all, maar niks!"

Pote Human

Jan 12, 2020, 02:09

Image result for cowboy tobacco spit gif

 
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