The invisible hand of the Whitelock edition.
Ratings for the games:Jaguares Brumbies: 2.5/10Crusaders Hurricanes: 8/10
Talking Points:Jaguares 39 - Brumbies 7: Never a game. Jags dominated every facet of the game save one: the scrum. On that note, they were fortunate to only get the scrum collapsed call early as they were ...
Ratings for the games:Crusaders Highlanders: 6/10Jaguares Chiefs: 6/10Hurricanes Bulls: 7/10Brumbies Sharks: 4/10
Crusaders 38 - Highlanders 14: After the game scheduled in Christchurch was vacated earlier in the season, there was only the one data point in which the Crusaders won 43-17. ...
Flyhalves I am not fond of get exposed defensively in a particularly embarrassing manner edition.
Ratings for the games:Highlanders Bulls: 7/10Reds Blues: 4/10Crusaders Rebels: 3/10Waratahs Brumbies: 5/10Lions Hurricanes: 5/10Stormers Sunwolves: 4/10Jaguares Sharks: 4/10
Talking Points:Highlanders 24 - Bulls 24: Two ties in two weeks ...
Home stretch edition.Ratings for the Games:Blues Bulls: 5/10Rebels Waratahs: 6/10Brumbies Sunwolves: 5/10Chiefs Crusaders: 8.5/10Reds Jaguares: 7/10Sharks Hurricanes: 4/10Lions Stormers: 4/10Talking Points:Blues 22 - Bulls 22: Not the result either team was looking for. Handre Pollard's absence continues to hurt for the Bulls. ...
Ratings for the games:Chiefs Reds: 4/10Brumbies Bulls: 6/10Sunwolves Rebels: 3/10Crusaders Blues: 6/10Waratahs Jaguares: 6/10Stormers Highlanders: 5/10Sharks Lions: 7/10
Talking points:Chiefs 19 - Reds 13: Reds dominant in all facets except scoreboard. Couple of weird try/no try decisions but did not really impact the outcome. Chiefs ...
Kiwis should never go to McDonald's edition.
Ratings for the games:Hurricanes Jaguares: 7/10Rebels Bulls: 5/10Blues Chiefs: 4/10Reds Waratahs: 7/10Lions Highlanders: 3/10Stormers Crusaders: 7/10
Talking points:Hurricanes 20 - Jaguares 28: Remember the last Lions tour? A certain Blues midfielder had the bright idea, when confron...
Ratings for the games:Blues Hurricanes: 6/10Rebels Reds: 6/10Bulls Crusaders: 4/10Highlanders Jaguares: 5/10Chiefs Sharks: 8/10Lions Waratahs: 7/10Brumbies Sunwolves: 2/10
Talking pointsBlues 12 - Hurricanes 22: This had all the makings of a classic Kiwi derby, and sort of lived up to the billing. Surprisingly low scoring for two ...
Extra parity week (excluding round 5's abandoned match) edition.
Ratings for the games Crusaders Sharks: 6/10 Reds Sunwolves: 6/10 Hurricanes Rebels: 5/10 Highlanders Chiefs: 8/10 Brumbies Blues: 4/10 Bulls Waratahs: 7/10 Jaguares Stormers: 7/10 Talking points
Crusaders 21 - Sharks 21: I do not believe anyone anticipated this ...