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clevermike

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Am already Looking forward to Super 2014
November 13, 2013, 01:25:21

And especially to the fantasy competitions.   Problem is the cheap banker of most of us  last year - Labuschagne - will be anything but cheap - likely to be bloody expensive next year.   But there may be another banker in Pieter-Steph du Toit, who should be quite cheap.   And then also my other favourites Steven Luatua and Charles Piutau.

 

Props would include a cheapish Malherbe and James Slipper - always good for Super 15.   

 

Hookers will be expensive - Bismarck, Strauss and Moore.

 

Locks  :  Du Toit. Etzebeth, Whitelock - sine they are in different teams Etzebeth and Du Toit would be my first choice.   

 

Loosies - other than Labuschagne - there is a whole lot to look at,  Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Kieran Reid, Fourie (if listed as a loosie), Michael Hooper,  Steven Luatua (if listed as a loosie)

 

Scrummies - here I have no outright favourites

 

Flyhalfs - Probably Dan Carter as a banker - if his form holds up

 

Centers - Always my weak link - since so many are listed in other positions.  A cheap buy could be Paul Jordaan - under White he could really shine.  Will have to see how selections go - but definitely no Conrad Smith - got punished too much last year.

 

Outside backs - Ben Smith, Israel Folau, Willie le Roux, SP Marais (Cheap proposition), Gerald Anscombe (if he is listed as OB), Charles Piutau 

 

The above would probably be my key selections for next year, but others could be added - depending on performances and team selection.    

     

 


CleanCut

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RE: Am already Looking forward to Super 2014
November 13, 2013, 07:53:52
 
You and me both, Mike.

Already suffering from withdrawals.



clevermike

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RE: Am already Looking forward to Super 2014
November 13, 2013, 08:14:36

 

Cleancut

 

Great minds think alike. However, it is not only that issue which have a bearing on Super 15  next year.   I am particularly interested to see whether Super 15 would not help in determining candidates for positions where we have had problems this year - ie the number 13 position and even at full back and flyhalf.

 

Would SP Marais and even Boshoff showed that they are potential candidates for selection - how would players like Hanekom and De Allende perform in respect of the 13 position -  how would Lambie and Goosen perform at flyhalf.   My notepad will work overtime when looking at those players - as I feel that we can do better with others than the present incumbents who played in most tests this year.


Just_win

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RE: Am already Looking forward to Super 2014
November 13, 2013, 08:24:05
Yeah, it will be another exciting year Mike. Some real talent (& cheap talent) coming through. It will be a long wait though. Really looking forward to it.


CleanCut

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RE: Am already Looking forward to Super 2014
November 13, 2013, 09:12:54
 
Good point, Mike.

Even though it's only a board game, so to speak, there are a few stats one could look at.

Also, it extends over the entire season, so by seasons end one would have a pretty good idea who's hot and who's not.

Should make for interesting reading.



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