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    Super 14 2010

    We usually have a topic up early but its only a few days before this year's competition starts and I noticed we've left it a bit late. If everyone is keen for tipping on the forum do say so, or Superbru is an option (and I know both myself and Voltman also use Telecom Virtual Rugby).

    The games in week one are:
    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
    Sharks vs Chiefs

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    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
    Sharks vs Chiefs

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    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
    Sharks vs Chiefs

    The only marginal one for me was Sharks-Chiefs really. Expecting Brumbies, Bulls, Crusaders, Waratahs and Stormers to be relatively straightforward (won't happen but you know what I mean). Blues Hurricanes should go the Canes way but they always manage to keep the other team in the game.
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    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
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    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
    Sharks vs Chiefs

    and a table tip

    1 Crusaders
    2 Waratahs
    3 Hurricanes
    4 Bulls
    5 Brumbies
    6 Sharks
    7 Highlanders
    8 Chiefs
    9 Stormers
    10 Cheetahs
    11 Blues
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    13 Reds
    14 Lions
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    Blues
    Brumbies
    Bulls
    Crusaders
    Waratahs
    Stormers
    Sharks

    And my predicted table:
    1 Crusaders
    2 Blues
    3 Hurricanes
    4 Bulls
    5 Brumbies
    6 Waratahs
    7 Chiefs
    8 Sharks
    9 Stormers
    10 Highlanders
    11 Force
    12 Reds
    13 Cheetahs
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99* View Post
    Funny thing is that even though I'm from Auckland I'm hardly what you'd call a parochial Blues supporter, though I do fancy their chances this year even after the loss of Ali Williams for the season. So long as the new halfback-flyhalf pairing of Mathewson and Brett can click, they should be a highly entertaining side with some of the quality in the backline, and with Mealamu and Kaino leading the forwards I hope they're successful.

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    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
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    1 Hurricanes
    2 Crusaders
    3 Stormers
    4 Blues
    5 Waratahs
    6 Bulls
    7 Chiefs
    8 Brumbies
    9 Highlanders
    10 Sharks
    11 Force
    12 Cheetahs
    13 Reds
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    Blues vs Hurricanes
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    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
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    Sharks vs Chiefs

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    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
    Sharks vs Chiefs

    Don't rate the Blues at all, not much strength in depth. Brett's an overrated hack. Don't rate the Canes much either, to be fair. Blues could do it at home, what with the really, really great home support they have, but I'm pretty confident with the rest of my picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Blues vs Hurricanes
    Force vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Bulls
    Crusaders vs Highlanders
    Reds vs Waratahs
    Lions vs Stormers
    Sharks vs Chiefs

    Don't rate the Blues at all, not much strength in depth. Brett's an overrated hack. Don't rate the Canes much either, to be fair. Blues could do it at home, what with the really, really great home support they have, but I'm pretty confident with the rest of my picks.

    I fully expect to get 0/7.
    This is going to be the Canes year I reckon (losing 32-17 in the semis ftw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Don't rate the Blues at all, not much strength in depth. Brett's an overrated hack. Don't rate the Canes much either, to be fair. Blues could do it at home, what with the really, really great home support they have, but I'm pretty confident with the rest of my picks.
    This. The Blues were poor last year and Auckland were pretty dismal in the ANZ. (I realise their talent is spread somewhat in that comp but all the teams with Auckland players in were pretty shoddy).

    Think SA is in for a poor season nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    This. The Blues were poor last year and Auckland were pretty dismal in the ANZ. (I realise their talent is spread somewhat in that comp but all the teams with Auckland players in were pretty shoddy).

    Think SA is in for a poor season nevertheless.
    Whilst the Blues were admittedly very inconsistent in 2009 and Auckland, North Harbour and Northland hardly dominated the ANZC, I still think with their signings in Brett and Mathewson (and to a lesser extent Serge Lilo) the major issues last year at halfback and first five look much safer, and with the backline talent at their disposal I'm hopeful anyway.

    I think you're right with the South African based sides. Would be a huge shock if the Lions and Cheetahs finished anywhere other than last and second to last, while the Sharks IMO look a weaker outfit than last year. Be interesting to see how the Bulls cope after last year's success and if they can maintain their dominance in Pretoria. Stormers could be the dark horses with their new signings of Habana and Fourie.
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