Aus Conference watch

2013-03-27 12:37
Jake White (Gallo Images)
I still believe the fittest team will win.

Last year the Brumbies went flying flat out from the start, they had a "World Cup Winning" airplane but they didn't have enough fuel to reach their destination. They tried a crash landing but their pilot's didn't have enough experience to do so successfully. This time round they have more experienced pilot's and they increased their fuel capacity to hopefully go the distance in 2013. The main concern however is their speed. They sure look to be well in control after round 6 in the latest edition of Super Rugby, but much like the 2012 season, they will pay a price - and probably end up consuming their reserve fuel tank even earlier than they did in 2012.

U may ask why?

Well, Firstly:

David Pocock already became the newest "season ticket holder" at Canberra Stadium.


And this is where the dream season for the Brumbies turn into a very graphic horror movie, with no happy ending, lots of bodies everywhere due to an evil Warren Gatland, (also known as Chuck Norris in Wales) who's back on his feet after breaking both of them on his last visit down under. Yes, that's what he do when he's on holiday.
This time, there wont be any vacation planning, on the contrary, he'll be the director of the above mentioned movie. The first scenes is set to take place in Brisbane and the drama ends in Sydney four weeks later.

What is this evil?

A seriously, and I mean se-ri-ous-ly strong British and Irish Lions team. A team filled with extremely dangerous flaming red dragons combined with the strongest scented English red roses and a leprechaun or two. On a more serious note, this will most probably be the toughest Loins tour in recent time.

Back to the Super Rugby. In short, the Australian teams will play harder, to impress Mr.Deans, and that'll consume more fuel. Eventually, fatigue will kick in and soon after the high flying Canberra team will overheat on such massive scale that even Jake White won't be able to extinguish the flames. Unless of coarse they remembered the fire extinguisher to smother the flames. That might just buy them enough time to come up with an appropriate explanation on why they keep on forgetting the all important "Aircraft Checklists" before departing on their suicide journey.

But between all the expectations laid on them by the Australian supporters after the 2012 season, together with the brand-new-former and exiting return of George Smith as well as Clyde Rathbone (the son Jake White never had), finally, add the glamour of being the "future" face to cover up the somewhat "mixed-up" idea of rugby in Australia, then you'll realize its quite easy to forget the fact that going flat out from the get go, might just (once again) hand the Red's an opportunity to prove that their cruise line approach is the safest way of traveling to the top of the Australian conference in this tough Australian rugby season.

Look, the Reds will also be influenced by the Lions tour, but they have a professional boxer at flyhalf and their coach are in the habit of suspending his players due to off the field actions, and some uninjured players in their squad are resting more than they are playing. Then they have their very own Captain Horwill. The cruise line captain with 7 years of fleet experience and the same amount of torn ligaments in his body. They are fortunate enough to have one of the few survivors the Titanic left behind in the form of Radike Samo, a guy with the ability to entertain the rest of the men on board with story's about back in the day's when he was still doing his rounds as a flight attendant on that legendary Canberra '01 Aircraft.

Really, even if guys like Digby Ioane and Quade Cooper misuse the entertainment facilities on their ship while Will Gunia redefine the definition of being a water-boy, heck, Ewan McKenzie decided that this will be his last party boat expedition for a while, and even if some of their loyal crew members decide to take a life raft and lend a helping hand to survivors from a plane crash, they will still be able to row their way to shore and crown themselves as Conference winners in Australia.

In the 2013 off-season the Brumbies will hopefully re-evaluate their form of travel...

...while the Waratahs edge their way closer to the realization that {("TEAM")} will be the key word in the term "Team Sport". Its the individualism within their team that's forcing them to become the newest sponsor of confidence, and proud supplier of faith, to their good friends - "The friendly Rebelians" & "The powerless Force" who'll have the bragging rights for being 3rd and 4th in a conference consisting of two decent rugby teams, a rugby loving team, and two other teams.

Two teams that would've been banned along time ago in fellow Super Rugby nations due to their own type of sport they are playing. Probably its to keep fit for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour.

This will be a tough year for Australian Rugby. This new conference system allows them to look pretty now, but come June, The South African teams as well as the New Zealand Teams will be the one's talking business while Jake White reads the fine print in his ARU contract....

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