I'm a pretty optimistic sports fan, I tend to give the teams I follow every opportunity to prove they can be successful.

For example; it has taken me 22 (out of 25) rounds of the NRL and a 42-6 hammering at the hands of the Roosters to finally give up on the Warriors this season. Many fell off the wagon a lot earlier.

So, my optimism around this year's Bay of Plenty Steamers squad must be taken with a grain of salt but boy, they look good.

In their two Mitre 10 Cup Championship games so far they have produced

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