Talking points from the weekend's Super Rugby, a few thoughts on Israel Folau, and a form team from the weekend.

A blueprint for the world cup? quite possibly

The form side of the quarterfinals was, as you might have expected, the Crusaders, who not only dazzled as they beat the Highlanders 38-14, but were also, when they needed to be, ruthless and clinical. At the World Cup the average highs in Yokohama will be 22C, and the lows still a relatively balmy 15C. The bash it up in the forwards and boot the ball in the backline that is the

Playing on four continents does get weird, but gee, the couch in New Zealand looks very good next Saturday

Okay, does anyone know if he wears a superman uniform under the jersey?


Coach killer part one

Coach killer part two

It'll feel like a final

Worth buying a ticket for this match-up alone

I'm almost as disappointed as that sharemilker in Motumaoho

You couldn't blame the stars for not performing

A few words for Israel Folau