Australia’s post-RWC hangover suddenly more sobering?

The Melbourne Rebels’ win over the Waratahs last weekend only further compounded the playoff hopes of the Australian Super Rugby teams in 2016. Image: ABC Grandstand

I’m really pleased to have joined Cape Town-based website Rugby365 as a columnist, which means I’m now keeping track of exchange rates for the Rand as well. My debut column for the guys ran last night, Australian time..

In the glow of the Rugby World Cup Final, and coming into the new and enlarged Super Rugby season, there was much anticipation about a strong Australian conference showing in 2016. And when the Brumbies put the Hurricanes to the sword in Round 1, that anticipation quickly evolved into outright expectation.

But six rounds into the new season, the RWC hangover has rather rapidly disappeared. There’s nothing more sobering that seeing playoff chances fading before your eyes, and that has been the reality for the Australian rugby fan in recent weeks…

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