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    The Crusaders are a joy to watch, if ROG is to credit for their backline play then we cant get him back fast enough.

    They put 50 on the Chiefs this weekend with some ridiculous offloading. The highlights of all their games so far this season are worth a watch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ4B4IWiQ0Y


    Their use of the offload is what does the most damage, you can see the majority of their trys outside of set piece are made with brilliant offloading.



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    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-u...20-p515tj.html

    The Sunwolves have been jettisoned from Super Rugby after four years in the competition.

    The Japanese team was expected to be informed of their fate via phone hook-up on Wednesday afternoon.

    In a plan first revealed by the Herald last year, Super Rugby will return to a round-robin format with 14 teams.

    The SANZAAR partners Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina will not announce the changes formally until Friday, according to a statement.

    But it is understood the competition in its current format will run its course for the term of the broadcast deal, meaning 2020 will be the Sunwolves' final season.

    The move will be a blow to Australia's Super Rugby franchises, who saw the Sunwolves' ongoing involvement as integral to the commercial growth of their businesses and the wider game in Australia.

    It will also be widely criticised given the timing. This year Japan will host the Rugby World Cup, the first time the event will be held in Asia.

    South Africa are widely acknowledged to have led the charge to have the team axed, given the increased travel burden on its teams. SA Rugby holds considerable sway around the SANZAAR negotiating table given their partner broadcaster Super Sport generate the most revenue to the Super Rugby and Rugby Championship broadcast deal.
    He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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      This could have big implications on the Pro14. The Saffer teams might find going north, more and more attractive. Live rugby, no jet lag, more tv moola if they get added to Heineken cup competition..

      Sad for Japan though. In their world cup year, they get cut from Super Rugby. What clown makes these decisions, at least they get rid of the conference system. I had no idea what was going on.
      He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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