We had to ask for directions, but Ryan O’Connell and I have managed to find our way back to the studio for a 2016 Super Rugby preview edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.
Thankfully the podcast’s regulars have been waiting in anticipation, with a swag of #AskTheCheapSeats questions waiting to be covered ahead of expanded 18-team competition.
Among them, criticisms of the new structure being overstated or well justified, whether the best team will still win the competition, players leaving in droves after the RWC, the likely success or failure of the three new teams and how they’ll do, the new maul Law tweaks, rookies to watch, how the Waratahs will go, how the Reds will go, whether Richard Graham is a dead man walking, squad depth, how well the Melbourne Rebels will do, potential surprise packets, how well the New Zealand and South Africa teams will do, and finally, a prediction for 2016 Champions.
If you’d been wondering about the Super Rugby season, and how this new-fangled four-conference, five-countries, 18-team monstrosity might work, we’ve probably got you covered.
As always, you can get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app. And stay cheap – you never know when we’ll be back!