Super Rugby Final 2018



  • The Crusaders are obvious favorites for this one. Their biggest enemy is called complacency. However, I am quite sure they will keep their concentration for this match, and that they are training hard to counter the Lions' maul. The Waratahs were very weak at it, I don't expect the Crusaders forwards to be as soft. The other danger will come from Kwagga Smith who is on fire currently.



  • Kwagga Smith was on fire vs ABs last NH tour, and fell away quickly after that! But if he can keep the same level up he's a problem, for sure. Malcolm Marx is, this year anyway, a consistently great performer too, how many turnovers this year? World's best hooker with extras by far.



  • The Lions are a quality team but I think are let down by Janties, who is a great super rugby fly half, but just doesn't seem to have big match temperament. Kwagga Smith has been on fire recently defo, although if the Crusaders can keep it tight, then that should help negate him somewhat. It won't negate Marx though who is a true standout.

    I can't see them getting past the Crusaders, especially in inbred land, but it is their 3rd final in a row and they are due ...



  • Crusaders by a canter



  • The Tags aren't in it so meh.
    It'll be a walk for the Crusaders.



  • Think the Lions will give it a reasonable crack, but geez it hard to see Crusaders dropping this. Their pack looking better all the time, and I reckon with Read coming back to his best is just making them so much stronger!



  • @mikethesnow said in Super Rugby Final 2018:

    Crusaders by a canter

    They will bury them.



  • I wouldn't begrudge the Lions a Super title. They've been great the last few years, really the only team to keep up with the top NZ sides. And that loss last year must have really hurt.

    Can't see it happening though, way too much class in that Saders team.



  • @no-quarter said in Super Rugby Final 2018:

    I wouldn't begrudge the Lions a Super title. They've been great the last few years, really the only team to keep up with the top NZ sides. And that loss last year must have really hurt.

    Can't see it happening though, way too much class in that Saders team.

    As good as their run has been, they get an easy ride through the regular season because of the competition structure, so they should be made to work hard to win it all. Kiwi teams beat themselves senseless every week and only get a rest when the others come to play



  • Crusaders by eleventy billion



  • The Crusaders are GAY!



  • Ticket prices way up. I have season tickets but it’s an extra $85 for each ticket for the final. Price to public for same seats $120. To sit in a crappy stand built on scaffolding. Getting a bit greedy I think.



  • @wally said in Super Rugby Final 2018:

    Ticket prices way up. I have season tickets but it’s an extra $85 for each ticket for the final. Price to public for same seats $120. To sit in a crappy stand built on scaffolding. Getting a bit greedy I think.

    They've lost touch with the fans.. So many people I know aren't going because of the price.

    Sell out should be a priority, price tickets accordingly.. $120 for seats that cost $50 in the regular season is shit.
    Especially in that shit stadium where they can't even guarantee we will have a big screen for replays if we get a slight breeze during the day.



  • They've probably made a loss last two games, cos of the way they have to pay visiting teams. I can see why they're doing it, not saying it's a good idea. Probably end up with a loss in a winning year, that'd be shite



  • "Pot, this is Kettle, colour check,over?"

    https://www.alloutrugby.com/swys-weary-whinging-kiwis/



  • @machpants said in Super Rugby Final 2018:

    "Pot, this is Kettle, colour check,over?"

    https://www.alloutrugby.com/swys-weary-whinging-kiwis/

    you know what? it's fucking disgraceful that a coach is allowed to say that shit. I would be more than happy with a $20k fine straight up for it. He's essentially saying the refs of previous Crusader games are either biased; incompetent; or both. That's before the ridiculously blatant attempt to get the refs to rule in favour of his side this weekend. How is this shit allowed to stand?

    Who the fuck would be a ref in a rugby code? What a shit job.



  • Long live us getting away with things for many years to come.

    My only disappointment is that Glen Jackson won’t be reffing this weekend.



  • What does he mean 10 metres at the scrum, anyway- the cheating Jaapie.

    There should be at least 15 metres - more with those giant SA locks!



  • The poor old Lions really are like the winners of the NBA Eastern Conference. Only without the best player in the game (well, it would be 3 players wouldn't it).




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