And the long wait is over………..
We all have waited a long time for the 2010 Super 14 season to start, its going to be the last Super 14 season.
From next year its going to be the Super 15.
But that is going to be discussed in another post.
The 1st game of the season was between the BLUES & HURRICANES.
It was a game filled with penalties, and mistakes.
The Blues played a great 1st half but ….. and a big but it was, seems like they did not show up for the second half.
The end score BLUES 20 – HURRICANES 34 does not tell the whole story. the 1st half was just about the Blues and old Crusader Stephen Brett, was having a great game the whole 1st half. He was a real general and led the team by example. He scored 15 of the Blues 20 points. The Blues were only able to score in the 1st half and they did well to keep the Hurricanes to 12 points(4 penalties).
But in the end it was those penalties that sunk the Blues, the Hurricanes scored from 9 of their penalties. Only 3 tries were scored in the game, 2 by the Blues and 1 by the Hurricanes, this just shows the importance of not giving away penalties.
Hopefully the next few games will show us if this is going to be the norm of the Super Season. The new rules seems to bug the players a bit and i predict the team whose kicker is having a good day will be the Champs at the end.
The Following games are still on this weekend:
Fri 12th Feb
19:05 Western Force vs ACT Brumbies (AUS Derby)
19:10 Cheetahs vs Bulls (SA Derby)
Sat 13th Feb
17:05 Lions vs Stormers
18:40 Queensland Reds vs NSW Waratahs
19:10 Sharks vs Chiefs
19:35 Crusaders vs Highlanders
I will put the score up on monday