The Humble Scot!
- May 19, 2009
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Excellent! This can only be good news for our franchises. Playing against different teams with different play styles in unfamiliar conditions will be a steep but valuable learning curve. Just wondering though how long this will run for (which the fixture list will reveal). Thinking about the European sides playing rugby in Bloem at the height of our Summer at altitude. Think it will be a bit of a shock to the system some of them.
How do you think the locals will fare playing during the UK winter?
Yeah, will be an adjustment for them but I don't think as hectic as the other way around. The Cheetahs and Kings over the years would've played down at a wet and cold Newlands or in similar NZ conditions but I doubt the Eu sides would've spent much time playing in 30+ degree weather. That being said, these guys are professionally trained and conditioned so I'm sure they will adapt.