Super Rugby Review: Round 20 – Semi-finals

The two derby semi-finals promised to be epic encounters, and both lived up to their promise. Fantasy-wise the Chiefs caused a bit of an upset but holding off the in form Crusaders to secure their spot in the final while the Sharks added yet another away win to their tally with a couple of tries […]

Super Rugby Preview – Stormers vs Sharks

The Sharks traveled back across 10 time zones to face the table-topping Stormers at Newlands.  Super Rugby finals experience is in abundance with the sides having reached the semis 10 times between them.  Unfortunately for both outfits concerned it’s mostly been the experience of losing.  The Super Rugby Champions Trophy remains as elusive as the Scarlet […]

Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs vs Crusaders

Despite the format bias towards relatively weak Australian franchises, the 4 best teams in the competition are in the semi finals.  For Bulls fans who disagree please refer to last week (for further reading see 6th of July).  Both are big derbies and will be tougher than a coffee-house steak.  We begin in Hamilton where […]

Super Rugby Preview – Reds vs Sharks

The Sharks have made the long trek across 8 time zones to take on the in-form Reds in Brisbane, made somewhat longer by a missed connection in Joburg resulting in the team being split over two flights.  Much ado has been made of the extra travel that the Bulls have had to do this week […]

Super Rugby Preview – Crusaders vs Bulls

We hoped it, we called it, it happened.  Three South African teams in the playoffs!  The Sharks and Bulls make the long haul to respective parts of the Antipodes, bidding for a semi-final berth.  The Super 15 knockout stages kickoff in Christchurch this weekend with the Crusaders hosting the Bulls.  Both teams have great pedigree, the Crusaders […]

Super Rugby – Round 18 – Review

The dust has settled after what was an extremely tense and exciting final round of the Super Rugby competition. Fantasy rugby now gets interesting as we have only 4 teams playing in each of the next 2 weeks. Fantasy managers who have been frugal with their transfers will be licking their lips at the prospect […]

Super Rugby – Round 18 Preview – Part 2

The final 3 games of the weekend take place in South Africa on Saturday starting at 3pm local time and ending 9pm.  What a way to spend the afternoon!  Make sure you’ve stocked up on beer, biltong and braai meat.

Super Rugby – Round 18 Preview – Part 1

We thought last week would be tough to predict but we called 7 out of 7 so this week should be a piece of cake!  The final group of round-robin matches sees 8 teams jockeying for position in the final 6.  The Stormers, Brumbies and the Chiefs will be vying for those all-important top-two positions […]

Super Rugby – Round 17 Review – Part 2

Saturday’s Super Rugby games were not quite to the same level of hype as Friday’s but nonetheless some interesting tussles were had and fantasy managers who were brave and transfer rich enough to take some punts on the lower teams would’ve seen some good return.