March 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
Eventhough I think that the Stormers still carry their fate in their own hands, 2 SA teams & 2 NZ teams can really put us in a great position to atleast for a couple weeks threaten the Bulls’ top spot and also hand-off a couple of teams threatening from below. One in particular: the Crusaders. As much as they wana stay under the radar and just go about their business week in and week out, if you haven’t noticed the NZ red machine slowly but surely changing gears, then you haven’t been following Super 14 my friend. And come round 12, 13 & semis, that machine will be well-oiled and ready to dispose of anyone in their way. (I hope this blowing of smoke up their asses will let them be over-confident come their match-up with us).
The Canes haven’t been playing well and they will be gutted with their narrow loss against BMT Pienaar and the Sharks and the fact that they are only in 8th place on the log, they are not out the competition just yet. If they should win their game against the Saders, can you imagine the confidence they’ll have for the following rounds and their win off course will only help the Stormers put a bit daylight between them and the Saders (pending the Stormers win obviously). So Go HURRICANES!!
I didn’t watch the Force / Bulls game but from watching rugby shows and talking to friends, they weren’t very convincing. As much as this might sound like playa hating (or in the Bulls case, TEAM hating) the Bulls, ever since the Waratahs game actually, have not been playing to their full potential and looks like they will lose a game sooner rather than later. Maybe that won’t be such a bad thing, maybe a loss is what they need to realize they’ll have play 80min and do some defending if they wana defend their c’ship. To their credit: A team that rocks up just for 40min and still manage to win definitely knows how to win and will be even tougher to beat should they rock up for the whole game. Having said that, just like the Canes, the Blues are also playing for a playoff spot and they’re playing at home so: Go BLUES!!!
Ok, now this far fetched, hell this isn’t even worth writing about: A depleted Cheetahs side playing away against the Tahs? Nah man, I cant see them winning so I’ll give them silent Go Cheetahs!!
The Sharks finally got a winning streak!! Hey hey hey!! Yay!! As a South African rugby fan, I’m really happy for them, coz they’ve had some tough games, tough calls & tough refs that sees them finally smiling on the 10th spot. The Reds have always been a bogey side of the Sharks but playing at home and finally having & playing with a bit of confidence, they should see them off. Yeah it will benefit my team but really guys, If not for your fellow SA teams than do it for yourselves man!! So Go SHARKS!!!
Like I said in the beginning, the Stormers carry their hopes for semis in their own hands and eventhough the desired results above will help us, we can’t rest our laurels and MUST convincingly put away a struggling Force outfit to start off the tour on a high. So (empathically, screaming from deep inside) GO STORMERS!!!