Coaches, players and the media, if not administrators – have complained since the inception of Super Rugby the dice are loaded against SA franchises because of the unequal, cross-time zone travel burden. All South African teams have to undertake four-match tours to the antipodes, whereas the longest tour by any of the other fancied sides is the Chiefs having three games on the road. The Stormers’ tour consists of playing against the four top sides in New Zealand and Australia: the Crusaders, the Chiefs, the Brumbies and the Reds. Still want to tell me Geography is not my strong point?
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With the Springboks losing their last two matches against Australia, how concerned are you?Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Very concerned! Something is not right ...
59% - 3174 votes
I'm not worried. Every team has a bad game. The Boks will bounce back.
18% - 951 votes
It's too early to tell. Let's see how they go against the All Blacks.
24% - 1300 votes