Saw some interesting stats about the Sharks on the NZ herald website "Unlike many other teams, the Sharks drawing a Kiwi franchise in the opening round probably wasn't the worst case scenario for them. In 24 matches against New Zealand sides since the beginning of 2013, the Sharks have a 12-12 record. The Sharks will also bring confidence in being the only South African team to have beaten the Crusaders at home since 2001, and one of only two non-New Zealand teams to win in Christchurch in the past five Super Rugby seasons.' "the visitors have shown they're willing and able to match up in a kicking duel or running the football. They lead the competition in offloads with 204, and have made the most kicks (328). They have also missed the least tackles in the competition, and given away the second least penalties." Disclaimer: The only reason that i have been hyping this week is because it has already been universally accepted that the Crusaders are already in the Semifinal. I might fall flat on my face (In the case that the Crusaders runs away with the score) after this weekend but then again Super rugby has been anything but predictable this year.