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Old 25-07-2010, 00:32   #47
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cape Town,South Africa

A try is a try = 5 points ...crossing the line and placing it

A penalty is a Penalty = 3 points.... when they choose to kick at posts without a try occurring before in the case of a conversion

Conversion=2 points ...after a try is scored

Its between three - Tri nations ....Boks,Aus, Nz ...they are going to expand it to 4 teams with the Puma's joining the fray ( Argentina) ...which will prob mean more coverage for you's only three because they already play alot of rugby in the Super 14 (club competition) and besides these three are too strong for any other nation to play...they will become the whipping boys after a while ....

the gulf in class is quite big ...Argentina are did great at the WC and the southern hemisphere teams look out for each other....coaching,exposure for young players ...etc and so we are helping the smaller SH rugby nations - Tonga;Argentina etc and if they play against quality opp. they will improve

About club comps. well dunno much bout Europe and America's and Asia ...but in SA,Aus and NZ we have provincial competitions where the clubs play in a league play-off format -top 2 get semis vs 3rd and 4th of semi's get to finals etc....

As far as i know SA have been said to have the best of these comps.- The Currie Cup ...the standard has dropped because most of the better players are on NT duty....never used to be so much Int'l rugby before

and the main club comp in the SH is the Super 14 ....5 teams from SA + 5 from Nz and 4 form Aus .....league play off format ..etc etc ....1 game vs a particular team ....1 season you'll play home next away etc

this year SA had two finalist ...Namely the Bulls and the Stormers (aka WP aka My team )

highlights of the 2009+2010 final:

Some Random highlights :

Best team try by far:

Best individual tries:

Best player of the season :

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