The inaugral Super 14 final takes place this Saturday between the Crusaders and Hurricanes in Christchurch.
The ratings will be very low here.Originally posted by Dumbo@May 21 2006, 03:55 PM
The BIG question is... is anyone going to bother watching from Australia or South Africa?
I do agree with you woosah the aussies do need another comp like the NPC or something to sharpen there skills and get stronger...I saying that doesn't south africa have another comp so why aren't they stronger in that senseOriginally posted by woosaah@May 21 2006, 05:01 PM
league has a world cup
its just crap
but i do agree that aussie need another compitition, they need one like the nrl that would be good for the game over there imo.
as far as i know they only have the super 14 and they do do well even if that is their own competition.
and i think now with the air new zealand cup the new zealand teams can only get stronger.
crusaders should completly dominate the canes. if they played like they did last night i dont see the canes coming close
but i do think it will be a close game
Not really... Soccer numbers are pretty high here nowadays and is starting to gain legitimacy (unfortunately), so Rugby isn't the only sport that can claim international significance over here now.Originally posted by Dumbo@May 21 2006, 03:30 PM
Comes down to how things are managed within your country, I realise that there is a lot of competition for athletes and fans a like in Australia across the different codes (Union, League and AFL)... and only one of them has a world cup.
lol, True. I just hope that they try and belt the crap out of each other! One of the things that is a little dull about kiwi local derbies IMO is that you guys don't hate eachother enough... You just don't get matches with that massive feeling of spite all throughout like we have with NSW v QLD. Man, wouldn't that be an unreal S14 final? It won't happen for some years to be sure, but NSW v QLD final at either Suncorp or Telstra!! The atmosphere would be so hostile and electric! The atmosphere would be like the Heiniken Cup final!Originally posted by ak47@May 22 2006, 01:55 PM
This game will rate very well in australia
We got more KIWIS here than they have
Canterbury stole the wrong Senio.Originally posted by esoj@May 22 2006, 04:53 PM
well big blow for the crusaders and proabbly the all blacks with yound andy ellis ruled out for at least six weeks due to a medial ligament tear.
ellis was a certianity imo to make the abs squad but that is now gone due to injury.
(source for news about the injury is from tvnz.co.nz)
kevin senio should do a good job but ellis has the best pass out of any halfback in nz at the moment and will be missed.