It feels a long time ago that the Bulls were lifting back-to-back Super Rugby titles in 2009 and 2010 and the truth is, no South African franchise has looked remotely like lifting the southern hemisphere’s greatest club prize since.
The 2015 edition of Super Rugby is just around the corner, kicking off in Christchurch on February 13th, so we’ve previewed the upcoming tournament and made our best predictions as to who will be in the mix at the business end of the season.
Super Rugby begins for most teams this weekend with some mouth-watering clashes; beginning with the seven times Super Rugby champion Crusaders hosting the defending two times champion Chiefs side – they don’t come much bigger!
The Super 15 Rugby competition is expected to become a Super 18 Rugby competition in 2016. This format see two conferences formed with the current Australia and New Zealand conferences combining with each team playing teams from their own conference both home and away and the other conference once.
Who was the best player in Super Rugby 2013? Ben Smith was my Super Rugby Player of 2013. He was a constant threat with ball in hand and on the counter-attack and was one of the only bright lights for the Highlanders in 2013. Am I being biased here as a Highlanders fan?