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Super 15 2012

Postby breakdown » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:27 pm

Not long until my second favourite Rugby Competition kicks off (First favourite of course being the HEC), and what a way to start with our mates from Blues playing Crusaders! :cheers:

Will anyone be watching? Bound to be a few who, despite the early Kick Off times do enjoy it.

Early days I know but do you think Reds have the best chance of winning? Crusaders seem terrific this year judging from their pre season games.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby WhiteKnightoftheWeld » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:12 am

always the crusaders

reds i cannot help feel punch a bit above their weight.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby breakdown » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:36 am

Rebels won't get far but won't do bad, O'Connor and Beale signed for them am I right?
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby Rooster » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:17 am

Would be good to see the Crusaders winning it before they send their coaching outfit up to us :D
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby breakdown » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:24 am

And before Carter and McCaw come with them 8) ..... I wish
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby UlsterBok » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:41 am

breakdown wrote:Not long until my second favourite Rugby Competition kicks off (First favourite of course being the HEC), and what a way to start with our mates from Blues playing Crusaders! :cheers:

Will anyone be watching? Bound to be a few who, despite the early Kick Off times do enjoy it.

Early days I know but do you think Reds have the best chance of winning? Crusaders seem terrific this year judging from their pre season games.


I am really looking forward to the Super 15. The Blues v Crusaders game was an amazing match last year and I hope for a similar encounter this year. The Crusaders are always an incredible side, and I think Matt Todd at 7 will fill the void of McCaw, the only question mark for me is whether young Tyler Bleyendall can step up and play 10. I think he is an outstanding prospect and should do, but he is still relatively young. I would back the Crusaders to be top of the pile again and probably go on to win it.

As for the Auzzie sides, i think the Reds will be up there, but I think they might struggle a bit without Cooper, but that said they still have quality players in Digby Ioane, Will Genia, Horwill etc so they wil be up there competing. The Rebels will be interesting and I think they will be more competitive particualrly with O'Conner and Beale but their real problem will be in the forwards.

Potentially the most exciting conference and evenly matched one will be the South African grouping. The Bulls have had a mass exodus and are going through a rebuilding phase and I think they will struggle without the leadership that has been so prevalent in past years. My tip would be the Lions in this conference - they are experiencing something of a resurgence under John Mitchell, ex Force coach, and they will play a sort of NZ brand of rugby.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:41 pm

We follow the results and usually watch the occasional game @ CIYMS if the timings are right. I support Reds first (cousin lives in Brisbane) and Western Force second and after that it's just whoever has the best Cheerleaders. Might watch a bit more this year as junior can now get his grandads Sky Sports on his laptop which he can then plug into telly somehow - all too hightec for me to do but probably means that if junior is about then the telly will come on a lot of weekend mornings at a much earlier hour than usual.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby breakdown » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:02 pm

I dont have sky sports but I generally watch the games when I have time of Uni or other work and can find a deceent stream, or I know someone else that will be watching. Crusaders will the pick of a good bunch again this season I reckon. Crusaders - Blues final
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby fuzzylogic » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:58 pm

Big fan, just wish it wasnt on so bloody early in the morning.

Stormers fan. Lost a few decent players and havnt really brought too many in replacements so could be another long year.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby breakdown » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:48 pm

Im dont really have a 'favorutie' S15 team as it is as I dont see it much but I enjoyed watching the Rebels/Brumbies last year, and the Rebels made two very good signings so they could be decent this season
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby ardsrugbyards » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:16 pm

Love it, Blues all the way, my brother is a season ticket holder so i tune in to watch good rugby and maybe see him in the crowd.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby Ithryn » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:30 pm

I kind of like watching the chiefs, purely as they produce great scores, and there defence is so poor they conceed mental tries too.

But sharks and stormers are good reliable teams. Interested in seeing how the lions do this year.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby Mr Frosty » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:30 am

Never really watch more than a couple games normally but plan to watch a bit more this year. To make it more intresting going support one team in each of the conferences to support Reds - cousins live in brisbane, Blues - afoa and payne from them and to see how kaino goes and Sharks - mate from SA supports them
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:50 am

Don't really have a favourite team but with Ulster's fondness for going back to the same spot for players will keep the usual interested eye on Sharks & now Blues of course.

For a winner its so easy just to say Crusaders so - Crusaders it is then.

Less gritty than HC, less arsey refs than Pro12, usually makes for entertaining viewing with scant regard paid to irrelevances like forward passes, but hey at least its not sevens. Looking forward to it & at my age the early mornings aren't an issue.

Anyway, thats what Sky+ is for.
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Re: Super 15 2012

Postby Gael » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:01 pm

What a game that opener was! Rene Ranger is a monster
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