1. Fantastic win for Benetton, clear that they wanted it more
2. Bulls seemed to think that they could just turn up and win. Didn't seem to want it.
3. Probably good (in a way) for the South African teams, they will now know that they can't just turn up and win.
4. I don't buy into those who say that the South African teams won't strengthen the comp. They are all (with the possible exception of the Lions) better than the Cheetahs who were a mid ranking Pro 14 team. I expect them still to be some of the better teams in the new comp.