Andrew Saville: Is Super Rugby Trans-Tasman worth it?

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NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Sat, 29 May 2021, 10:49AM
Hurricanes duo Ngani Laumape and Salesi Rayasi celebrate a try. (Photo / Photosport)
Hurricanes duo Ngani Laumape and Salesi Rayasi celebrate a try. (Photo / Photosport)

Andrew Saville: Is Super Rugby Trans-Tasman worth it?

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Sat, 29 May 2021, 10:49AM

Surprise, surprise. Another transtasman match, another blowout result.

On a cold and dewy night in Napier the Hurricanes banked their third bonus point win from as many matches in this lopsided competition, improving New Zealand's dominance to 11-0, with Salesi Rayasi producing a standout performance from the left wing in a record victory over the Western Force.

After two competitive outings in home defeats to the Chiefs and Highlanders, this was a reality check for the Force as the conceded seven-tries-to-none.

With the Crusaders and Blues in New Zealand to round out the competition it sure doesn't get any easier for the men from Perth, either.

As the tally moves to 11-0 in favour of the Kiwi sides over the Australian counterparts, questions are being raised as to whether the competition has value.

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