Seven talking points from the weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Yes, they are the real deal

On May 30, two weeks before the competition started, somebody (okay, it was me) wrote: "What would once

Did Mike Fraser think it was a Chiefs game?


The boys are back in town, and they're on fire

Forget the Hand of God

As blues singer Albert King wrote, "If it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have no luck at all"


Life's painful lessons

No wonder the Crusaders were so fired up to win. To them one loss is a losing streak