I couldn't find a thread for this competition... (mind you the search excluded the words air, new and cup for 'being too short' )
Anyway, some interesting results yesterday. Taranaki were lucky to get over the line against a determined Tasman team.
Wellington DEMOLISHED a woeful Otago team... possibly the worst team that has represented Otago on paper (I bet Voltman's loving it out there!!). Weepu showed what the 'canes will miss if he goes to League with a commanding performance.
Bay of Plenty vs Canterbury on at the moment, offering an intreguing test. BoP are a much better team than the TAB are suggesting, giving them a 22 point head start yesterday. Fancied a bet on that one.
Oh, and in another mis-match in the first round, Manawatu got thumped by Waikato... but Manawatu gave them a few scares - even scoring the first try.
Could be that one of the smaller teams (Northland, Southland, Tasman, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, Counties-Manukau) could give Otago a pasting this year.