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Stormers ditch Super Rugby co-captaincy stat : sport24

As it stated in Cape Town – The Stormers will ditch the co-captaincy policy they employed during Super Rugby 2016.
The Stormers play their first Super Rugby match of the season on Saturday when they host the Bulls.
“I did it last year because I thought it was a young leadership and I thought it was important that we built the team around the co-captaincy.
“He came through quite strong in terms of the leadership last year,” Fleck said of Burger.
“Obviously his leadership will be missing, but these two individuals sitting next to me (Kolisi and Etzeneth) have certainly stepped up.

Stormers ditch Super Rugby co-captaincy

as mentioned in WELLINGTON The British and Irish Lions tour lies in the background for New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams this season though the big question is whether it will affect the dominance they demonstrated in 2016.
Warren Gatland’s combined side are making their first visit to the country in 12 years for a three-test series against the All Blacks as well as games against each of the Super Rugby teams from June 3.
New Zealand’s Super Rugby coaches therefore have the delicate balancing act of trying to get the best out of their All Blacks, who may have one eye on an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to face the Lions in a test series.
Highlanders coach Tony Brown has only taken the job on for this season before he Jamie Joseph with the Japan national side.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said last week the Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders would be able to call on their internationals for their matches before the national squad assembles on June 11.

Gatland's Lions tour looms over NZ Super Rugby sides

as mentioned in Jackson Garden-Bachop to start at first five in Super Rugby debut for RebelsBRADLEY KANARIS/GETTY IMAGES Jackson Garden-Bachop played for the New Zealand Under 20s in 2014.
Wellington’s Jackson Garden-Bachop will make his Super Rugby debut at first five-eighth for the Rebels in their opening match against the Blues in Melbourne on Thursday.
Captain Nic Stirzaker will bring up his 50th Super Rugby match after being named to start at halfback.
But it was not enough to pick up a Kiwi Super Rugby deal so he looked across the ditch.
Japanese international Amanaki Mafi will make his Super Rugby debut in the No 8 jersey and will be joined in the loose forwards buy Jordy Reid and Colby Fainga’a.

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