Originally posted by CrowleyI'd say NSW will be the best performed of the Australian sides, with maybe the Force to be the surprise team.
It's that time of the year again, when the toughest and best rugby competition in the world starts.
Who are the teams to watch?
I'm going out on a limb and saying that the 5 SA sides will all be in the top 10 this year, with 2 SA sides in the play-offs - the Stormers and Sharks.
Stormers to go to the semis! Go, you eternal under-performers!
Originally posted by boarmanA few people seem to be pegging the Force as a force (LOL) to be reckoned with this year.
I'd say NSW will be the best performed of the Australian sides, with maybe the Force to be the surprise team.
NSW should make the semi's.
Bonus points will be the telling factor as its these points that really determine the final four.
I cant wait for the action to begin
Originally posted by CrowleyMoreso the Crusaders have lost an awesome coach in Robbie Deans.
A few people seem to be pegging the Force as a force (LOL) to be reckoned with this year.
They had glimpses of good play last year, but I don't see them getting into the top 5 or 6.
Can the Crusaders (boring) be the team to beat AGAIN this year? They've lost some great players.
Originally posted by Dr. BrainReally? I'm pegging The Sharks to win, Bulls or Stormers out in a semi...
I am going with the Sharks to take it this year. The Stormers will be the other top SA side and I won't be too surprised if they actually go on to win it. I believe the Waratahs to be the only Oz team in with a chance (they won't win it though)Crusaders are going to struggle and the Hurricanes may well surprise a few people.
Bulls to get the wooden spoon and a new coach.
That's my story and I am sticking with it.
Originally posted by Tirau DanSounds a bit like the league we are running at work with the SuperBru site. I'm shouting for the Sharks and Stormers - couldn't really decide and I have connections to both so why not hedge your bets.
The NZ Herald newspaper has an online competition. pick the winners, the margin and a bonus for picking the highest margin.
I've created a league in the comp called "Red Hot Rugby"
Send me your email at Dan@TirauDan.com
I'll send you the invite to join.
You'll be able to play the game and see the results of our league
we'll poke the borax at each other in here
Sound like fun... let's do it
Originally posted by Mutt n StuTwo for two wins so far but I got the margins wrong though the Brums and Blues would have been a couple of tries better then the opp.
Sounds a bit like the league we are running at work with the SuperBru site. I'm shouting for the Sharks and Stormers - couldn't really decide and I have connections to both so why not hedge your bets.
Originally posted by Tirau DanCrusaders 19 v Chiefs 16 closer than I thought
Red Hot Rugby Standings after 3 games
winners blues brums and Lions
Us #66 on the leagues ladder with aggregate 19pts
Crusaders v Chiefs tonight. Both teams rebuilding but the big Hawks bay men should do them well.. though I picked Crusaders by a decent margin.