Blues, Crusaders and Sharks on top of table

With 3 wins out of 3 matches, Blues, Crusaders and Sharks are still the leaders of the Super 14 with the only difference between them being the four-tries bonus points gathered: three for the Blues, two for the Blues and one for the Sharks.

After their 3rd-week victories, the Hurricanes and the Brumbies have looked impressive and seem the main threat for the 3 above.

French first five eighths Frederic Michalak (he destroyed us oming off the bench on October the 6th) seems to have perfectly found his place in the South African team, and has scored for second straight week. Meanwhile, Blues backs Rocokoco and Toeava had a monster day against the Cheetahs, and certainly the Blues are the top scorer team with 45,7 points per game and top try scoring team with an average of 6 tries per game. On the other hand, the Crusaders have only allowed their oponents 7 points per game.

On the opposite side are the Highlanders. The Otago franchise failed, for third straight week, to gather a win. While young Vainikolo looks certainly promising, it is the more experienced players of the team the ones who have to step up. Next week Dunedin will host the Hurricanes in a must-win game for the Highlanders.


Anonymous said...

The Highlanders need to improve more than any other team in NZ based upopn their record. I have actually seen the Landers play three times and based a number of my opinions on that play, which has been miserable, for want of a better word. Although the pace of their game has been blinding, errors from every direction of play in handling, kicking, thinking,creativity and tackling have made them and me look foolish backing them.
Like I said in one of my articles Cowan and Wilson , amongst others, should be benched.
I am not sure they can rebound from this debilitating start but , if they do, it will be a reflection of their coach and , if they don't, it will be also.

sesenta y cuatro said...

The Highlanders will achieve 6 wins this season.