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  1. Jabby

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    dont have high hopes for the Highlanders...weren't exactly on fire before COVID and now just against just the NZ teams...

    not a bad draw for us though, bye in the second and seventh weeks

    anyone not normally a Super Rugby Fan thinking of checking it out?
     
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  3. Umaga's Witness

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    I’ll be disappointed if we don’t get a good following from members of this forum. Come on, by whatever means, VPN if necessary, follow the super 5.

    the highlanders if you are Scottish
    The chiefs if you are welsh, because gatland.
    The blues and the hurricanes if you are Irish, because blue and yellow make green, and Schmidt was a teacher in the hurricanes region and an assistant coach at the blues.
    The crusaders of you are English, you know, because of the arrogance. ;)
    The blues if you are French, les bleus.
    If you are Australian, South African, or Argentinian then you probably already have a favourite, or least disliked, nz team.
    If you are American, the blues because they have (mind blank. Edit: Tony lamborn) dude that played for the eagles, exceptionally well.
    If you are from the islands, whichever team your cousin plays for.
    If you are Canadian, the chiefs because ardron
    If you are Japanese, the chiefs because leitch.
     
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    I was going to give you a pass on a few of those but cant let this go

    Joesph and Brown? Tanaka and Horie? Karne Hesketh scored that try over south africa played for otago....we have a strong claim to those Japanese fans!
     
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    Ok, that wasn’t fully thought through. I guess you can have the Irish too given your green kit.
     
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    3am kickoffs...

    I'm more interested than I am with regular SR but not enough to get up at 3am on a Sunday morning :p
     
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    If it's on skysports in the UK i'll probably record the games and watch later.
     
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    Living in the states, I can count the number of matches I’ve seen in real time on one hand lol
     
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    Thanks Jabby, that's good news! But someone's going to have to teach me how to pronounce Aotearoa. :cool:
     
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    Same here. I'm 3 hours closer to SupeRugby and you're 3 hours closer to PRO14. But we rarely get to watch any matches in real time. Thanks goodness for ESPN+.
     
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    My favorite New Zealand team is the Highlanders. And you're right, it's because of my Scottish roots. *I'm already looking forward to the Super 5.
     
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    I wou
    ld have given it a go in person but not sure about how to type it

    this is pretty good
     
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    Thank you Jabby, I appreciate it. I've got a month to work on it before the first match. :D
     
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    YES! Ok, I’m officially psyched for this. Lord knows my Highlanders can use the help!
     
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    And you call yourself a rugby fan...
     
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    Hoping he goes alright, ankle injuries a potential game changer for sidesteppers. Anyone else that came home during covid? It’ll be interesting, whether nzr wants overseas players in the comp and whether the overseas clubs want to let their players play in it.
     
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    any idea how much training time teams will be getting before the first round? Not much I’d imagine. We could be about to see some all-time classics in the “rusty first match performance” category.
     
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    Nz goes to level 2 on tuesday so they'll have pretty much 4 weeks
     
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    I’m seeing reports Bender might come back to the Landers....
     
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    I read that was part of the deal, getting 4 weeks' training before go time. Let's hope this whole thing doesn't backfire!
     
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