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READERS' FORUM: Welcome to the Super Rugby quarterfinal encounter between the Hurricanes and Chiefs.

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SUPER RUGBY QUARTERFINAL: History will be made at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon.

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SUPER RUGBY QUARTERFINAL: The bookmakers have given the Sharks a 20-point start. It is a reflection of the expectations for the match.

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SAN FRANCISCO: South Africa captain Philip Snyman said his team will need to hit the ground running as they launch their quest to claim a first World Cup Sevens crown in San Francisco on Friday.

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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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Stormers + Bulls (H) + Waratahs = 10 points
That's not mentioning the losses to the Brumbies, Rebels, Jags and Bulls, that's another 14 points
I have no problem with the close losses to the Lions and Canes

Good summary, 100%. Re your last para, hear your protest re the idiotic format which I think we all agree with 100%. That idiotic format is not the Sharks doing, nor whomever team was in 8th spot, and yes 8th spot was the Sharks own doing, they earned their 8th spot and fully deserved with the way they have played. If it wasn't the Sharks, would be another team there who would be playing in the idiotic format playoffs.
Should only be a 4 team play off, but then SANZAAR and TV couldn't stretch it out over 3 wks.

20 is a bit conservative.

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Brain says Tahs at home, but heart says Landers to sneak it. Tough on to call.

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According to SARU, YES! All four Tests counts as caps.. go look.

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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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Stormers + Bulls (H) + Waratahs = 10 points
That's not mentioning the losses to the Brumbies, Rebels, Jags and Bulls, that's another 14 points
I have no problem with the close losses to the Lions and Canes

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Brain says Tahs at home, but heart says Landers to sneak it. Tough on to call.

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According to SARU, YES! All four Tests counts as caps.. go look.

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Weber would have had more AB caps had he not broken his leg in last year's preseason.

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