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