Nine talking points from Super Rugby and a weekend form team.

Sometimes the world is fair

Given Super Rugby's weird format which guarantees a top three spot to the New Zealand, Australia and South Africa-Argentina conference winners, the Chiefs and Highlanders had to play their way into the top eight, and did so. Despite that, the sooner Super Rugby returns to round robin play, so a conference as weak as Australia's isn't gifted a playoff place, the better.

If I really knew how these games would finish, I'd be sending this column from my yacht in the Bahamas

At the

Remember that bear that ripped you to shreds in Christchurch? He got a cheap fare to Melbourne

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In Motumaoho, a dairy farmer is smiling

Kicking to the Highlanders is like putting mince on your hand and expecting a lion to just lick it off

The beard is magnificent and it's got the player it deserves

Woke up this mornin' and it was like the same ole blues

Yet more proof props can do anything

Let's not get cocky but are the stars aligning?

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