Yes the 2013 edition of Super Rugby kicked off this past weekend, but it was with two Aussie derbies, both of which were boring, scrappy affairs, with many fans turning the channels before the 80 minutes were up.
The Melbourne Rebels secured a victory over the Western Force in a match that really shot off a few warning signs for the Force, because they looked awful for the entire 80 minutes, and can already be put down as one of the bottom feeders for this years competition.
In the 2nd and final match of the weekend, the Brumbies were simply too good for the Reds who, to be fair, were missing some of their star player through injury etc. and it really affected their attacking ability, not being able to go over the white line even once in the 80 minutes. Give credit to Brumbies defence as well though, its clear that Jake White’s influence has rubbed off on the team fully now, and I see them as contenders for the Aussie conference top spot this year again.
So that basically sums up what was a really strange start to Super Rugby. I honestly won’t really feel like we are into the Super Rugby season until next week when the big boys from NZ and SA come out to play.
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