Whats up everyone, Christine here with some more rugby information for my sports and fitness blog. Do any of you watch the Australian Super Rugby League that has been going on for the past couple years? It has started to expand into more countries as of late, which I think is great. With this expansion the league needs to stay competitive though that could mean that one of Australia’s five teams may have to be dropped from the league.
The Melbourne Rebels seem to be the obvious contender, being the least super out of any teams in the Super League. In two rounds this season the Rebels have let through 18 tries and only managed two for themselves. They haven’t scored many points from anywhere on the field at all, only conjuring up 24 points compared to the 127 points that were scored against them.
After the recent expansion and with deliberations over Super Rugby playoff format looming one would expect that most teams would be fighting for their spots on the ladder as if their lives depended on it, but the Rebels didn’t get that memo. Numerous players in their games against the Blues and the Hurricanes appear to be in a non contact walk through. Both losses had their stress-fully excruciating moments; players not even attempting to down their opponent or only half tackling. Then there are the straight up follies of star players running into their teammates.
With more countries joining Super Rugby, the teams will need to be distributed better and that means culling the competition. If the Rebels continue with this appalling play style after the break, they may easily see themselves on the losing end of that cull.