The relative up-and-down form of the Chiefs in the second half of the season has me thinking that a win for the Stormers is very much on the cards, in this weekend’s quarter-finals. Image: ABC Grandstand
In my latest column for Rugby365, and after an eventful final round, I wonder if we’re completely done with all the twists and turns in this year’s Super Rugby season…
After months of calculations and predictions, then more predictions and recalculations to rectify some over-enthusiasm around some sides, the Super Rugby finalists for 2016 have been decided.
How did my own predictions go? Well, I’m not so glad you asked…
I did manage to get the quarter-finalists right, but I’m sure I wasn’t alone in getting the final order a bit out.
Brumbies scrumhalf Joe Powell (below) was one of 10 uncapped players in Michael Cheika’s first Wallabies squad of 2016. But why couldn’t the announcement have waited? Image v Wallabies Facebook
The Roar: It’s the last weekend of Super Rugby for the next month, and thankfully, the competition is going to go into its recess with a bang. By my count, six of the eight games can have some kind of bearing on the race to the playoffs. Here’s the talking points for Round 14:
Bolters galore, but not the one everyone expected;
Does the Wallabies announcement overshadow some important games?
Fantastic Friday: sorry, Boss, I’ve got to finish early. Again…