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SUPER RUGBY LIVE NOW: Brumbies v Chiefs

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SUPER RUGBY LIVE NOW: Brumbies v Chiefs

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to the Super Rugby Round Two encounter between the Brumbies and the Chiefs in Canberra.

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Springbok contracting model turned on its head

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Springbok contracting model turned on its head

NEWS: Dozens of home-based players will be taken into Springbok succession planning next year as part of a radical new contracting strategy, announced by SA Rugby on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Crusaders cruise past hapless Hurricanes

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VIDEO: Crusaders cruise past hapless Hurricanes

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Crusaders were denied a bonus point in the end, but they were full value for their comprehensive 38-22 win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch on Saturday.

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AUDIO: Lions happy with their double-barrel 'pop-guns' AUDIO: Lions happy with their double-barrel 'pop-guns'

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AUDIO: Lions happy with their double-barrel 'pop-guns'

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Lions are happy to concede the tale of the tape in their face-off with the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

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Strange that you are probably the only person that thinks that Pollard did not have a good game... it is called being biased.

Ask and you shall receive

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Agree. Pending how we go at WC this year. We do well RE hangs on for another 2/4 years. Think Ackers is tied up until end 2020 so it wouldn't hurt him doing a 2 or 3 year stint at bulls.

Saffas in both teams played very well. Good to see Kriel back in action, he will only get better if he stays fit.

I think the Bok job in the near future needs to be on the table as well

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Undoubtedly DW has loads of talent, but we only saw it at schoolboy level like so many others. Tim Swiel, Dillyn Leyds come to mind. He still thinks he can twinkle toe around defenders, like he did against school kids. Still I would not choose JL Dup for SR. I think he needs time at SS level to gain confidence. Many good flyhalves started at different positions. My opinion I would start DW on the bench, SP at fullback and Stander at flyhalf.

In any case talent alone gets you half way. Hard work gets you all the way.

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Tadhg beirne is one hell of a player. For over 2 years now he's been one of the outstanding forwards in Europe, Schmidt really needs to give him a crack in the Irish team, himself and Ryan could be a world class pairing

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Strange that you are probably the only person that thinks that Pollard did not have a good game... it is called being biased.

Ask and you shall receive

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Agree. Pending how we go at WC this year. We do well RE hangs on for another 2/4 years. Think Ackers is tied up until end 2020 so it wouldn't hurt him doing a 2 or 3 year stint at bulls.

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Undoubtedly DW has loads of talent, but we only saw it at schoolboy level like so many others. Tim Swiel, Dillyn Leyds come to mind. He still thinks he can twinkle toe around defenders, like he did against school kids. Still I would not choose JL Dup for SR. I think he needs time at SS level to gain confidence. Many good flyhalves started at different positions. My opinion I would start DW on the bench, SP at fullback and Stander at flyhalf.

In any case talent alone gets you half way. Hard work gets you all the way.

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Tadhg beirne is one hell of a player. For over 2 years now he's been one of the outstanding forwards in Europe, Schmidt really needs to give him a crack in the Irish team, himself and Ryan could be a world class pairing

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That is true. But he played most games at wing. 9 games at wing, 5 at inside center (5 too many), 2 from the bench.

I just think that he moved from a professional setup where he was properly looked after to a place where you are basically just a number. Remember there were reports out of NZ at times about Savea's lack of fitness. He is one that needs a bit more pampering than other guys, but when he is on song he can be devastating and he is only 28 years old.

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