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With Super Rugby taking a break who is on Rassie mind?

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This weekend is the last week for South African sides in Super Rugby before the International break in June.

It does not look good for our sides at the moment with only two possible teams that can make it into the play-offs.

The Lions and the Sharks will have to however put everything into it to make sure that they do make the cut with the Lions likely to be the South African conference winners.

The Jaguares have finally started to play to their potential after three years in Super Rugby and are a real threat at the moment.

Here is the current overall log standings:

PosTeamPWLDPts
11310120
297020
365010
4129300
522000
6158700
733000
822000
9188640
1032100
1143100
12106130
1343100
14117400
1511000

This weekend have some great match-ups which we can look forward to starting with the Sharks that have to travel to Argentina and face the Jaguares on Friday.

This is going to be an interesting match as both teams are not just fighting for a wild card spot but also chasing the Lions for that all important conference winner spot.

Saturday the Bulls will host the Brumbies back at Loftus and it is an all South African derby when the Lions travel to Newlands to take on the struggling Stormers.

Here is the full schedule for Round 15 of Super Rugby

FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018

09:35 CRUSADERS Crusaders   v   Hurricanes HURRICANES
11:45 REBELS Rebels   v   Sunwolves SUNWOLVES
21:40 JAGUARES Jaguares   v   Sharks SHARKS

SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018

09:35 CHIEFS Chiefs   v   Waratahs WARATAHS
11:45 REDS Reds   v   Highlanders HIGHLANDERS
15:05 BULLS Bulls   v   Brumbies BRUMBIES
17:15 STORMERS Stormers   v   Lions LIONS

After this weekend all focus will shift to Rassie Erasmus who will be picking his first Springbok squad, first for a date with Wales in the USA and then the all important English tour next month.

There are still some major concerns over certain positions which are having the public on the edge and in huge debates the last couple of weeks.

We have already seen that Rassie will not be able to pick overseas players for the test against Wales which will be interesting to see which young guns he will give a change for this test.

Boks without overseas players for Wales Test

The biggest discussion points have been for 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15 on social media with the number nine jumper the one that we do not seemed to be agreeing on.

For the Wales test Erasmus can go a bit wild and give a real opportunity to a youngster like Ivan van Zyl?

The midfield have also been heavily discussed among fans and the media. There were even talks to put Pollard at 12 and Jantjies at 10 at one stage.

We will have to wait and see what Rassie Erasmus does with the squad that will go to the USA and the one he will pick for the English.

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  1. I’m glad I am not Rassie. Our teams all fail to inspire and he has to select a squad from that. The 45% is the least of his worries I think.

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  2. I’m looking forward to see what happens under erasmus. That Wales game might not be easy, no idea which mamparra arranged the location.

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  3. Apparently Kobus Reinach has claimed that should Rassie select him, he would win him the world Cup!!

    I’m not sure if this is poor journalism or not, but if FdP wasn’t able to pull it off for Heyneke, what makes you think you can do it with a fraction of the team Meyer had?

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  4. Let’s just look at the world Cup semi final team in 2015:

    1. Beast
    2. Bmrck DP
    3. Malherbe
    4. Eben
    5.Lood
    6. Flo
    7.Schalk
    8. Vermeulen
    9. FdP
    10.Pollard
    12.DDA
    13.Jesse Kriel

    11. Habana
    14. Pietersen
    15. Willie Le roux

    16. Strauss
    17. Heinke vdM
    18. Jannie Dup
    19.Victor Matfield
    20. Alberts
    21.Ruan Pienaar
    22. Lambie
    23. Jan Serfontein

    This team came within a hair breath of winning that semi, and Aus would never have taken us in the final.

    When looking at our current crop, I can’t see us getting beyond the quarters next year, not with the Northern hemisphere teams who have improved exponentially and Argentina who are consistently better as well.

    The Springbok in dead, not even Rassie can revive it.

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