Uriah Heap

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Rugby season kicks off today

Still the middle of summer, so  bit surprising it starting this early, given there are only 5 teams.

However, I'm sure they have their reasons and you never know, in these uncertain times, just how much rugby will get played this season - so I'll be watching.

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1 hour ago, Uriah Heap said:

Rugby season kicks off today

Still the middle of summer, so  bit surprising it starting this early, given there are only 5 teams.

However, I'm sure they have their reasons and you never know, in these uncertain times, just how much rugby will get played this season - so I'll be watching.

 

           According to ODT Rugby writer Steve Hepburn, it is a month later this year than last year..

                              Cheers......

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Yes Memphis all the guns did play - but the player who continues on as the absolute unsung hero, for both Crusaders and All Blacks is Sam Whitelock. Follow him in a game and see the amount of work he gets through. Add in his leadership and experience and Whitelock's the complete package for any team he plays for.

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Yes he is. Total 80 minute footballer. Professional . Used to follow him during a game when he first started and he was like a loose forward as wel as going tight duties. Very calm leader. Inspirational. 

If the team with the most Beasts who would run thru a brick wall was the criteria for winning the comp it would be the Canes. Laumape Ardie Big Julie Jensen and Aumua and Kirifi. Lacking a bit of discipline though. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 12:22 AM, Memphis3 said:

If the team with the most Beasts who would run thru a brick wall was the criteria for winning the comp it would be the Canes. Laumape Ardie Big Julie Jensen and Aumua and Kirifi. Lacking a bit of discipline though. 

 

"Lacking a bit of discipline" sums up the Hurricanes since Day One of Super Rugby in 1996.

 

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Early days I know, but I have to say I've found it all a bit "Ho Hum" so far.

It's started too early, crowds are down a couple of teams seem very weak and it already seems clear who the two finalists are. 

Fortunately, local pre-season club games are kicking off. They're the way to go these days.

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