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Old 03-25-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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The official Super 12 thread.

As we all know rugby union is the "game they play in Heaven" and the greatest sport ever, it surprises me that I didn't see a Super 12 thread here! So, let's talk, let's pick. If you think you're any good, go sign up on virtualsuper12.co.nz and try out your stuff, though you're four rounds behind so you won't get anywhere. I'm currently 60th out of +120,000 thanks to an incredible opening week (I made it to 23rd at one point).

Personally, I support the Wellington Hurricanes. The team that is working on perfecting the fine art of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The team that won a game in Australia and two in South Africa before coming back to NZ, only to lose AT HOME to the BLOU FECKIN' BULLS. 12-21. How the zark do you win three games in a row in the lands of the enemy only to lose in Wellington to the worst Super 12 team ever? Embarrassing. Here's hoping for - but not expecting - better luck this week.

My picks this week:
Cats versus Highlanders (13+)
Hurricanes (1-12) versus Stormers
Sharks versus Brumbies (1-12)
Waratahs (13+) versus Bulls
The other four teams have byes this week.

And I can't say I'm keen on the expanded Super 14 that will commence next year. Yes, the competition needed to be expanded, but no, not the way it has been. Creating another team in Australia and another in South Africa will only serve to weaken the teams already there. What they should have done is brought in a Pacific Islands team and a club from Argentina. I'd propose that in both regions, they have a competition later in the year between various clubs and the champion progresses to next year's Super 14. Of course, I don't think New Zealand would ever approve that, as we're quite happy to poach Pacific Island players and train them to play for our NPC, Super 12, and ultimately national teams. But hey, if they want to play for the greatest rugby nation on earth, I'm all for it!

Now that I've rambled on, I shall close with two words:

Go 'Canes!
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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Hurricanes 12 - 9 Stormers

We won. Without a single try scored in a messy, scrappy, dismal game. I'm not sure whether to be happy or disappointed.

The Highlanders also got up over the Cats 1-12. Can't remember the exact score, but only one try was scored. Here's hoping the two remaining games are worthwhile. Waratahs versus Bulls is probably just finishing, actually, and most likely the Bulls are back to their losing ways.
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Dont worry Axver - my original Footy thread started quietly, then they all flooded in!
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Waratahs 42 df Bulls 12
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I'm glad the Bulls are back to getting pummelled. Because, really, they're shit. When you're that bad, you deserve everything you get. No amount of South African patriotism within me will convince me otherwise. (Plus, they're from the Transvaal - fuckin' Vaalies!)

*sigh* Our national rugby teams keep getting worse every year.
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Auckland back to winning
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Bump....

I would just like to bring this thread back to the dead to celebrate Aucks brilliant late win against the Sharks.

Surely the Blues are looking good to make the final with the Crusaders....again...again...

Rugby...
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Awesome...Super 12 Thread going off.

Well I thought that we could have a little 1 day informal poll for best first-five in the Super 12 competition.

I nominate: C.Spencer

Now naturally I will be the only one to vote in this I assume. So it looks like Spence is the front runner.
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Informal Vote Totals:

C.Spencer (Blues): 1
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Go Canterbury!!!!!!!! We're gunna win again this season
Going to Carisbrook to see the Highlanders V Crusaders.
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Go Canterbury!!!!!!!! We're gunna win again this season
Going to Carisbrook to see the Highlanders V Crusaders.
Moderators...please no riff raff such as this.

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Auckland??? Are you going to the Lions V Auckland or All Blacks game? I'll probably hang outside Jade Stadium, me missing out on tickets and all, maybe try and sneak in
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Auckland??? Are you going to the Lions V Auckland or All Blacks game? I'll probably hang outside Jade Stadium, me missing out on tickets and all, maybe try and sneak in
I wish...

Im currently in Australia (The Leaky Boat)...

I'll be at this years Bledisloe though.
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It should be noted...

Auckland 13+ vs Wellington
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It should be noted...

Auckland 13+ vs Wellington
Hey, Timothius, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE WRONG?

Oh, I am in a gloating mood today!

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Final score: Wellington 22-10 Auckland
Axver's pick for Virtual Super 12: Wellington 1-12

WELLINGTON ARE INTO THE SEMIS!

Ooooh, LIFE IS GOOD.

*leads lonely members of the thread in a chant of "Hurricanes! Hurricanes! Hurricanes!"*
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