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Lions change two for Jaguares showdown

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Lions change two for Jaguares showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions have made two changes to the side that will face the Jaguares in a Super Rugby quarterfinal at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Sharks unchanged for daunting task

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Sharks unchanged for daunting task

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has revealed his team to face the Crusaders in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Preview: Hurricanes v Chiefs

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Preview: Hurricanes v Chiefs

SUPER RUGBY QUARTERFINAL: Last Friday they showed us just how entertaining the competition can be - producing an eight-try thriller. On Friday we get another chance to see two of the most exciting tea...

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Midfield crisis for Wallabies

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Midfield crisis for Wallabies

INJURY UPDATE: The Wallabies will be short on quality centres heading into this year's Rugby Championship.

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SR is dead. Go north.

If we wont then use the threat of going north to bargain a new deal where we bring back the glory days of CC. Play full CC (incl Boks) with semi and final at the start of the year. Play internationals thereafter. Top 2 teams from each country goes into a Super 6 + 2 invitational teams. Players not included in this goes on auction. Back home those players not in Super 8 join a new Club Champs to strengthen our club rugby.

We first lost our club rugby and we are now losing our CC. Focus of Saru in meetings should be to address these two issues.

No way.
When the Crusaders play is Australia they leave on the Friday afternoon and are back at home on the Sunday morning. Same as the Bulls playing in CT.
The Lions were in NZ and Aus for 5 weeks playing 4 matches.
The Crusaders traveled to SA for 1 match and then straight to Argentina for another. They were away for 3 weeks only. That additional 2 weeks living out of a suitcase makes a huge difference.

Which is like saying SA has SSC

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Tackle the Waratahs back and cut off quick ball to Folau, Big wing and Foley. Job done. Their pack isn't strong enough to grind and dominate for an win.

Tough one to call

The Dixons are no big guns but the others are fairly handy. Just remember to tackle guys. Do that and you can win the game. Do not allow Fijian lump to get more than 5 metres of free space

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Sharks are the only SA team that managed to beat Saders in Chch in last 20 years, they did it 4 years ago with 14 men so its not totally impossible but highly unlikely

They need bad weather, maybe an injury to Crotty or Moanga early on, hope Franks or Taminvalu do something stupid and get themselves carded to have a real chance

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With that team, Canes should walk it, but been off form of late.

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SR is dead. Go north.

If we wont then use the threat of going north to bargain a new deal where we bring back the glory days of CC. Play full CC (incl Boks) with semi and final at the start of the year. Play internationals thereafter. Top 2 teams from each country goes into a Super 6 + 2 invitational teams. Players not included in this goes on auction. Back home those players not in Super 8 join a new Club Champs to strengthen our club rugby.

We first lost our club rugby and we are now losing our CC. Focus of Saru in meetings should be to address these two issues.

No way.
When the Crusaders play is Australia they leave on the Friday afternoon and are back at home on the Sunday morning. Same as the Bulls playing in CT.
The Lions were in NZ and Aus for 5 weeks playing 4 matches.
The Crusaders traveled to SA for 1 match and then straight to Argentina for another. They were away for 3 weeks only. That additional 2 weeks living out of a suitcase makes a huge difference.

Which is like saying SA has SSC

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Tackle the Waratahs back and cut off quick ball to Folau, Big wing and Foley. Job done. Their pack isn't strong enough to grind and dominate for an win.

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Sharks are the only SA team that managed to beat Saders in Chch in last 20 years, they did it 4 years ago with 14 men so its not totally impossible but highly unlikely

They need bad weather, maybe an injury to Crotty or Moanga early on, hope Franks or Taminvalu do something stupid and get themselves carded to have a real chance

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

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With that team, Canes should walk it, but been off form of late.

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Excellent servant to Welsh and world rugby and very good leader. Seemed to achieve a lot despite ending quite young.

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