as mentioned in By Campbell BurnesWe know the likes of Julian Savea and Israel Dagg are the stats kings out of week one of Super Rugby.
But let’s talk about the unsung Rob Thompson, the Highlanders’ 25-year-old No 12.
He plays his Mitre 10 Cup rugby for Canterbury, but is adding to the Highlanders’ midfield depth after a direct and effective display in the defeat to the Chiefs last Friday night in Dunedin.
Imagine what Thompson could be doing when the stars inside him, Sopoaga and Aaron Smith, are actually on their games?
Others will show up at second five, such as Jack Goodhue of the Crusaders and Anton Lienert-Brown of the Chiefs.
as declared in The Sunwolves were handed a rude welcome to their second Super Rugby season with an 83-17 thrashing by the defending champion Hurricanes on Saturday.
“Twelve guys made their Super Rugby debut today.
“That’s the situation that I’m best in, but in Super Rugby the opposition won’t let you score from there easily,” said Fukuoka, who was making his Sunwolves debut.
“You saw in that last 20 minutes, we executed exactly what we wanted to do,” said Sunwolves captain Ed Quirk.
“As Filo said before, last year the Hurricanes had no points scored against them (from tries) in three rounds leading up to them winning the Super Rugby title.
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Are Stormers the Super Rugby team to watch this season?
Saturday: Hurricanes v Rebels, 06:15, Highlanders v Crusaders, 08:35; Brumbies v Sharks, 10:45; Sunwolves v Kings, 12:55; Lions v Waratahs, 15:05; Stormers v Jaguares, 17:15; Cheetahs v Bulls, 19:30.
Based on week 1 of 2017 Super rugby the Stormers are the in form SA side, it’s a long comp, will they maintain ?
And so Super Rugby 2017 is off and running.
But the Stormers, on an early showing, appear to be the team to watch this season as Sport24’s Rob Houwing explains.
Stormers playing beautiful rugby!
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