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Ok I'm no super rugby expert (only watch Internationals), but I thought the Bulls are currently SA's best we have (plus the Lions)

How could a bunch of Argies whip them so bad? :wtf:
 

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Ok I'm no super rugby expert (only watch Internationals), but I thought the Bulls are currently SA's best we have (plus the Lions)

How could a bunch of Argies whip them so bad? :wtf:

10 years ago, you went to Argentina to fight not play rugby, now you need to to both. :D

The Argies are no push overs. They narrowly lost to England last year on home turf.
All round the Argies are solid rugby these days.
The Jaguares have played 6 and lost 5 in the current Super rugby series, they are ahead on the log of teams like the Bulls, Stormers, Reds, Blues, Brumbies.

Absolutely deserve respect from any opposition.
 

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Absolutely deserve respect from any opposition.

As well as the fact that their international players are all condensed into 1 team for super rugby..unlike NZ,Aus and SA's
I watched a few of their games at end of last year,and whilst SA has become the laughing stock of world rugby the Argies are on their way up.
 

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Sure, their player base is less broad hence the concentration of test players, but overall its good for rugby for them to get much more exposure.
I really like the way they play, very powerful up front and not scared to run from deep.

As for us being the laughing stock, well, we seemed to have a vacant or less than effective coaching and management team last time out.
Of now all I will say is that if Rassie loses he will be crucified quite publicly and painfully haha. The twits on twitter are waiting with bated breath/keyboards
 

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The up and down year in the SA conference means it's quite a bit more competitive. Although I think the Lions are at home from now on, so will likely pull ahead even more.
 

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The up and down year in the SA conference means it's quite a bit more competitive. Although I think the Lions are at home from now on, so will likely pull ahead even more.

One away game to the Stormers but that shouldn't be too much of a challenge for them.

EDIT: They're also away to the Sharks apparently...
 
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OT:

I see the Panasonic Wild Knights has announced that they will represent Japan at Andrew Forrest’s World Series Rugby. They open against the Western Force in Perth on Augustus 17th.

I guess this is where Robbie Deans will be tied up and that Panasonic will be moving money into this. Now I wonder how this World Series Rugby will do against Super Rugby? They seem to have the numbers and backing...
 

OrbitalDawn

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Quite sad, actually. :(

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...-sparked-a-wallaby-james-slippers-unravelling

Slipper revealed in a statement that he had been suffering depression for a year, which is about the same time period the veteran prop had been battling to regain his footing in rugby after suffering a season-ending achilles tendon injury last year.

What he did not reveal was that it was his mother's terminal cancer diagnosis in September that piled personal heartbreak on professional adversity.
 

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Goddamn. JLdP is such a beast. If he's not in the starting XV for the June internationals then I don't know...
 
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