Why I hate the new Super Rugby Format
July 17, 2012, 20:11:56
If you look at the log you would notice that the Reds are sitting in 3rd place even though they should be sitting in 6th. What this new format has done is to ensure the Aussies get an extra game and a home game to boot. If this was a league format then these guys should have been in 6th position playing the Crusaders this weekend but what it has done is that two teams that are stronger than them have to both lose out on a home game and to add on top of that, travel half way around globe.
If we had a rugby administration with a spine we would have have seen the Bulls vs Sharks this weekend and Crusaders vs Reds.
For the Semis it would have been Stormers vs Sharks / Bulls and Chiefs vs Crusaders / Reds.
The team that beat either the reds or crusaders will have to fly all the way back to SA for a semi.
If the Crusaders and Reds win then the Stormers have to play the Crusaders when the Reds were clearly the weaker team.