As explained above, I am independent and have no affinity to any SR team. My opinion is therefore neutral. Proxy shmoxy The Chiefs travelled 12,000 miles to play the Stormers so using that pair of results for comparison is a massive pile of cow dung. The second set of results means little to me either as both sides won. I have personally beaten a side by 50 points when they have had a bad day, and in the same season, had trouble beating almost the exact same 15. That's rugby. Win is a win. I also think the rugby world is being robbed of a decent Lions outfit not having to travel and play 2 or 3 decent matches in NZ, to see how good/bad they really are. Therefore, they have a soft fixture list in comparison to that of the Crusaders, yet will have a home advantage if they reach the final. No one disputes this. That's what the expletive I am talking about. How does that stack up for you?