If we judge a Mitre 10 Cup squad by the number of players playing Super Rugby, the Bay of Plenty Steamers could be in for a big season.

Last year, the Steamers won just four of 10 games and missed out on the Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinals. They are in need of a boost going into the 2019 season and having well over a dozen players involved in Super Rugby franchises this year will help.

As expected, the majority are at the Chiefs; Sam Cane, Nathan Harris, Mitch Karpik, Tyler Ardron, Liam Polwart, Aidan Ross, Tevita Mafileo, Aaron Carroll

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