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Super Rugby's unfamiliar look has rattled plenty of cages prior to the 2016 season but it's time to down the pitchforks and buy into making the new format work.

If we're still having to slowly break down both the schedule and format of the revamped tournament a day before it starts, then you know it's over-complicated.

Hopes that Super Rugby will just continue as the all-thrills rugby nirvana we've become accustomed are a little strained, partly because we have no idea if a set of new conferences and an exhausting fixture list will sink or swim.



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The jury is also out on a new bonus-point system designed to keep matches competitive for longer, with an attacking point only earned by outscoring your opponent by three tries.
Super Rugby's unfamiliar look has rattled plenty of cages prior to the 2016 season but it's time to down the pitchforks and buy into making the new format work.

If we're still having to slowly break down both the schedule and format of the revamped tournament a day before it starts, then you know it's over-complicated.

Hopes that Super Rugby will just continue as the all-thrills rugby nirvana we've become accustomed are a little strained, partly because we have no idea if a set of new conferences and an exhausting fixture list will sink or swim.

The jury is also out on a new bonus-point system designed to keep matches competitive for longer, with an attacking point only earned by outscoring your opponent by three tries.

There are also new teams. Expanding to Argentina was completely the right move based on how Los Pumas have added to the Rugby Championship and the talent the Jaguares are able to select from.

Off the field, adding the Sunwolves is a positive move despite the convoluted schedule of playing 'home' matches in both Japan and Singapore, while true success on the field for now seems years away.

It's harder to argue for the return of the Kings. The beleaguered franchise's best side looks only packed with second-rate South Africa talent, as David Campese pointed out to us in an interview last month.

Taking a team away from Australia and South Africa and then adding the Jaguares and Sunwolves might have been a better solution, but for 2016, at the very least, this is the hand we've been dealt.

Forget the schedule for a second and let's focus on reasons to be excited.

With the expected revival of the Blues, competition between the five New Zealand franchises looks stronger than ever, especially with the return of champions the Highlanders and beaten finalists the Hurricanes.

The Brumbies look set for a big run at the title knowing the may not be as strong in 2017 without the services of Stephen Moore, Matt Toomua and possibly David Pocock. The Waratahs remain more than competitive – the Rebels have developed a tougher skin and look ready to compete.

Fresh blood at the Stormers makes them look like play-off contenders, along with Johan Ackermann's improving pride of Lions. The Sharks too have a point to prove after a dismal year in 2015.

There will be the customary spectacular tries and close finishes. New stars will emerge too – nobody knew who Nehe Milner-Skudder was in February last year, but they sure did by the end of March.

But what this edition of Super Rugby lacks is subtance. Instead it resembles a complicated algorithim involving new time zones and an unsatisfying fixture list where teams can avoid playing entire countries.

Past enjoyment will persuade us to give it a chance, to bregrudgingly buy into a tournament that's now truly unlike another.

But don't be surprised to see a backlash by the time we get to the final in August. Just how 'Super' is it now? Ask us again in a few months.
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Report Latalomne April 15, 2016 6:27 PM BST
The Sunwolves are clearly on the plane home already.
Report curious-cat April 15, 2016 6:31 PM BST
excuse me ........ are the wickets on the right Laugh  ?
Report Latalomne April 15, 2016 6:31 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh

Harsh, but fair, CC!  Cry
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 6:58 PM BST
TRY FESTGrin
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 6:59 PM BST
Shocked
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:00 PM BST
-13LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:01 PM BST
59-3 lmao
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:03 PM BST
59-10
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:03 PM BST
omg 100 points is happening LaughLaughLaugh
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:03 PM BST
I wanted to lump the cap but couldn't get a bet on anywhereCry
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:04 PM BST
PP restricted me only been there 2daysLaugh
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:05 PM BST
lmao
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:06 PM BST
It should be illegal not to take a bet unless the liability is over k like that thread that lad has goingCry They love to take it but hate giving it back T O S S E R S
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:08 PM BST
I have 2 PP accounts, both restricted on snooker bets
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:08 PM BST
I hammered them on their 50 breaks bet over a few tournaments on both accounts, they then reduced my max to £10 on each
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:09 PM BST
GRANT from the home of the ex European cup holdersGrin What we betting on tonight RhinosGrin odds against at homeCool
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:09 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:08PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


I hammered them on their 50 breaks bet over a few tournaments on both accounts, they then reduced my max to £10 on each


Cool

Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:09 PM BST
yeh I like rhinos aswell
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:10 PM BST
home of the ex european cup holders Laugh
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:10 PM BST
Grin
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:12 PM BST
bob wiseone tihnks hes a catalonia fan now
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:12 PM BST
Laugh
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:14 PM BST
What a mugLaugh you stll getting a shirt?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:14 PM BST
yes!
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:16 PM BST
Can't find the black one to buyCry
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:16 PM BST
yeh same
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:16 PM BST
they dont have it in the club shop for some reason
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:16 PM BST
they don't even sell it on there websiteLaugh
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:16 PM BST
59-15, 100 points closing in
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:17 PM BST
first 1 to find is a GOAT
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:17 PM BST
Laugh
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:17 PM BST
OH MY
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:18 PM BST
I FOUND THE DEGENERATES
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:18 PM BST
LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh wtf is wiseone doing here!!
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:18 PM BST
seaking & bob, I AM A TRUE CATALONA FAN
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:18 PM BST
LaughLove
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:18 PM BST
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Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:18 PM BST
because I know you love a good mugtiple
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:19 PM BST
Laugh oh filthy
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:19 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:18PM, wisewords wrote:


seaking & bob, I AM A TRUE CATALONA FAN


get a shirt post the pic and we will let you in the clubWink

Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:21 PM BST
I'm already in the club
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:21 PM BST
seakng the Pies Wozza & SUPER LEEDS are all free tonight
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:22 PM BST
Grant is he in the club?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:23 PM BST
hes in!
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:23 PM BST
how does wiseone know about the pies 2nite!!!
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:24 PM BST
bob ive found the black top
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:24 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh it is in the fecking club shop, we were both blind bastards
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:24 PM BST
I knew you would bt meCool WHERE!
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:24 PM BST
http://www.dragons-boutique.com/home/246-maillot-exterieur-2016.html
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:24 PM BST
LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:25 PM BST
fecking 65 euros isnt cheap!!
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:25 PM BST
KIT OFFICIELLaugh
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:26 PM BST
I am get the full kitLaugh
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:27 PM BST
http://www.dragons-boutique.com/vestes/267-veste-zip-noire-2016.html  love this
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:29 PM BST
bob you'll look dapper in your KIT OFFICIEL
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:31 PM BST
Wise this is 4 you   http://www.dragons-boutique.com/vestes/267-veste-zip-noire-2016.html
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:32 PM BST
Laugh
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:33 PM BST
are we going to get the golden 100 points
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:33 PM BST
http://www.dragons-boutique.com/accessoires/275-bonnet-2016.html   Next winter 4 me cool hatGrin
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:33 PM BST
seaking, which rugby leagye are sky showing tonight?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:34 PM BST
100 pointssssssssssssssssssssss
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:34 PM BST
I destroyed a full chicken in Nando's today Laugh
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:34 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:33PM, wisewords wrote:


seaking, which rugby leagye are sky showing tonight?


rhinos

Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:34 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:34PM, wisewords wrote:


I destroyed a full chicken in Nando's today


Filthy meat eater!Tongue Out

Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:34 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:34PM, wisewords wrote:


I destroyed a full chicken in Nando's today


Laugh we have a nandos in aberdeen, never been, adie loois has tho!! who big is a whole chicken? did u get it spicy or plain?

Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:35 PM BST
*how
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:35 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:34PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


Apr 15, 2016 --  7:34PM, wisewords wrote:I destroyed a full chicken in Nando's today we have a nandos in aberdeen, never been, adie loois has tho!! who big is a whole chicken? did u get it spicy or plain?


medium spice. not that big tbh, but had chips & mushy peas with it too Grin

Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:36 PM BST
SEAKING I'VE BEEN TO NANDOS OVER 50 TIMES IN MY LIFE
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:36 PM BST
NANDOS IS 4 CHAVSLaugh
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:37 PM BST
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Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:38 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:36PM, bobweenit wrote:


NANDOS IS 4 CHAVS


don't care, it tastes good

Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:38 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:36PM, wisewords wrote:


SEAKING I'VE BEEN TO NANDOS OVER 50 TIMES IN MY LIFE


Laugh

Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:38 PM BST
so I should go then?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:38 PM BST
if u have been 50 times it must be great
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:39 PM BST
heaps of rugby on 2nite
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:39 PM BST
filthy conditions at gloucester
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:39 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:38PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


if u have been 50 times it must be great


over lots of years, but yeah it's decent enough if you're a chicken lover

Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:40 PM BST
Chicken a bit greasy in there 4 me
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:40 PM BST
wiseone I dont like eating chicken off the bone, u ever had that boneless butterfly chicken?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:40 PM BST
I like chicken, just dont like eating it off the bone
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:41 PM BST
yeah it's decent enough, or you can get a double chicken burger
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:41 PM BST
probably cost they cost about 20 p to produce and r full of steroids water and antibiotics and r fed on Gm soyaWink Enjoy
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:41 PM BST
double chicken burger defnitely fills a gap!
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:42 PM BST
you're not a meat eater bob?
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:43 PM BST
definitely*
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:43 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:42PM, wisewords wrote:


you're not a meat eater bob?


Not for 3 years never go back best thing I ever done!

Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:44 PM BST
Just another con
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:44 PM BST
I cant imagine not eating meat
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:44 PM BST
I was the biggest meat muncher going Grant
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:44 PM BST
so wtf do u order at curry club!!!
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:45 PM BST
sweet potato chickpea and spinach curry
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:46 PM BST
why did u stop eating meat?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:46 PM BST
I fecking love it
Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:46 PM BST
Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

An award-winning dish of sweet potato, fried and tossed in a rich coconut sauce, with chickpeas and spinach.
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:47 PM BST
are we moving to a new super eague thread?
Report GRANTCKING April 15, 2016 7:47 PM BST
ill make one
Report wisewords April 15, 2016 7:47 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 1:43PM, bobweenit wrote:


Apr 15, 2016 --  7:42PM, wisewords wrote:you're not a meat eater bob?Not for 3 years never go back best thing I ever done!


another con?

Report bobweenit April 15, 2016 7:51 PM BST
Yeah dairy meat industry is 1 big con from the powers above to keep the big players in the game rich. They make out we need dairy milk and that it is bad for you it is meant as baby calf food to sohot them from a nipper to a big boy full of human growth hormone and you r told you need meat blah blah. Vegans live longer r generally healthier and the cancer rate is significantly lower
Report curious-cat April 15, 2016 8:36 PM BST
...... and their iron level ? Grin
Report curious-cat April 15, 2016 8:38 PM BST
though I love vegetable soup.
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