wow I was not expecting a serious answer.
What day is fathers day?
Sunday or Sundee for us Aussie residents.
@sammyc I guess the other issue is the Crusaders are victims of thier own success too, had they played the Sharks earlier in the year and had they won or puches the 'saders, maybe more people would have turned up expecting a tight match.
Wonder if it will sell out this week or many hold off wanting to go to the final, even if this weekend would be for all intents and purposes, the final.
Whats with the $75k appearance fee?
The sharks get paid $75k for making the final 8 and travelling to NZ and the Crusaders get to pay them to come here as a reward for finishing 1st!
So it would actually have been more beneficial ($$$wise) for the Crusaders to be playing a NZ side.
"Normally" a team would make way more than that from the gate wouldn't they and they'd keep all the profit, so the $75K is so that the other contributing team to the match get some coin as well?
Chiefs have firm claim to being underdogs..
Don’t forget that the Canes ditched the Chiefs coach years ago.
They did ditch him for the Hammetuer so it evens out a bit. But Canes are definitely favourites, home town advantage and they can't keep playing as shit as they have been so far. The Chiefs have played above themselves this year but the Canes should be a class above.
"Can't keep playing shit" is one of the more ludicrous reasons to think your team will win.
My college team has been shit all year. The good money is that they will continue to be shit, at least till next season. Teams playing badly don't, as a whole, suddenly find their mojo.
Unless you think the Hurricanes will go "how stupid of us. We should find our form now."It's It's probably under the bed.
If the Hurricanes win, it'll be Barrett magic, rather than suddenly getting good again.
How magic was Barrett....
Well, I though t it would take positive magic from the Barretts. It instead took negative from the Chiefs halves.
But did the Canes suddenly start playing well, like you suggested? Or did they ride intercepts and dropped balls?
> Still, I'm sure they can't keep playing this badly. No doubt they'll hit their straps and give the Crusaders a stern lesson.
You've done a 360 in the last 24 hours.