Posts Tagged "Super Rugby"

Good rugby analysts, like the proverbial elephant, need a long memory – and photographic recall for detail. That’s how they discover relationships between what they see now and what has gone before; as well as improvements from one game, and one season, to another.

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It may not actually have been the first time this year, but Round 14 felt like the first time this season where all seven games have been really interesting contests – and in which the result was far from certain well into the second half of each game.

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It was a time to remember.

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When it comes to the state of rugby in Australia, those in charge at the top are failing woefully. We are justified in our criticisms of the ‘system and its monkeys’ but is there a solution?

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Geoff Parkes has written a well-reasoned article to stick with Super Rugby.

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Among the many unflattering quotations about committees, one stands out: ‘a committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, meet and decide that nothing can be done.’

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Memo to Paul Cully: Australia’s problems with the Super Rugby concept are related to poor results by the four franchises, not the tournament itself.

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The streak is over, there are a few sides starting to make moves, and others slipping further South down the table.

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When Israel Folau crossed for his second try against the Highlanders at Allianz last night, the champion Waratahs fullback hit the 50 career mark.

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Opening the floodgates is a sure-fire way to break a drought. The Waratahs rained in six tries to the Highlanders two at Allianz Stadium last night, to end a two-year and 40-match dry spell for Aussie teams in trans-Tasman fixtures.

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Two articles were published today calling for the abolishment of Super Rugby as we know it.

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It’s approaching crunch time in Super Rugby and there won’t be too many more important games over the last month than the all South African conference battle between the Jaguares and Bulls in Buenos Aires. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:40am (AEST).

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The Lions will be looking to turn around their poor form on tour, when they return home against the Brumbies. Join The Roar for live scores and blog from 1:15am AEST.

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The NSW Waratahs have restored some national pride with a hoodoo-busting 41-12 Super Rugby win over an undermanned Highlanders outfit in Sydney.

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The Sharks will be hoping a return home means a return to form as they host the Chiefs at the end of their five-game road trip. Join The Roar for live scores from 11:05pm (AEST).

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The Blues’ woeful record in Kiwi Super Rugby derbies has continued with a bruising 32-24 loss to the Crusaders in Auckland.

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Match result: The Waratahs have finally broken Australia’s longstanding streak of losses to New Zealand sides, smashing the Highlanders by 29 points.

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Five-eighth Hayden Parker has nailed a drop goal almost four minutes after the siren to give the Sunwolves a thrilling 26-23 Super Rugby win over South Africa’s Stormers in Hong Kong.

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Match result: The Blues’ woeful record in Kiwi Super Rugby derbies has continued with a bruising 32-24 loss to the Crusaders in Auckland.

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Match result: Five-eighth Hayden Parker has nailed a drop goal almost four minutes after the siren to give the Sunwolves a thrilling 26-23 Super Rugby win over South Africa’s Stormers in Hong Kong.

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