Take the easy three points or risk it for five or seven? The refusal of New Zealand teams to kick for goal when awarded penalties in Super Rugby continues, with the South African teams leading the way with what will probably be considered rank conservatism here and smart pragmatism at home.

A week ago Sharks first-five Curwin Bosch kicked seven penalties as his side drew 21-all with the Crusaders, who scored three tries, including one after the final siren by Mitchell Hunt, which, crucially, he converted.

A few hours later, Handre Pollard kicked three penalties in his side's 28-21