Flyhalf curse moves to Dunedin

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 26 Mar 2012 at 08:32
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Last year it was the Stormers who suffered from a debilitating string of injuries in the number 10 position, seeing them forced to field their fourth and fifth-choice flyhalves at stages during the Super Rugby season. The year before, the Sharks suffered a similar fate, leading to the much-ridiculed decision to bring in porky Englishman Andy Goode as cover.

In 2012, though, the South African franchises, by and large, look quite well-covered when it comes to pivot options – although the same can hardly be dais in the front row. The flyhalf curse, having done a proper job in Queensland (the Reds are now without Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas and Mark Harris, while it’s unlikely Dallan Murphy will play again at this level for a while!) has now moved on to Dunedin, with Highlanders pivot Colin Slade out for the season with a broken ankle.

Slade joins another crocked pivot, Lima Sopoaga, on the long-term casualty list, with the latter unlikely to feature again this season thanks to a shoulder injury. The Highlnders suffered further during their first loss of the season, away in Canberra. John Hardie and Nick Croswell also picked up knocks during the 26-33 defeat to Jake White’s side.


  • Dallan Murphy was so out of his depth at this level,I doubt he’ll ever play SR again

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.03.12 08:43:56 by Ludz Reply
  • Australia doesn’t have the depth at any position the way SA and NZ have

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.03.12 08:56:56 by Mutley Reply
  • @Mutley (Comment 2) : And yet, thanks to the conference system, they’ll still guaranteed to have two teams in the play-offs, where anything can happen and they’d be in with a chance of winning this thing again 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.03.12 09:06:58 by CS Reply

  • @CS (Comment 3) : They are only guaranteed 1 team in the play-offs

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.03.12 09:16:12 by mikey Reply

  • John Hardie out for the season! 😥

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.03.12 10:31:27 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 5) : oh bollocks

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.03.12 10:36:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 5) :
    @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    Already 12 players in Super Rugby that are not returning this season.. scary!

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.03.12 10:38:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • they should still have enough to pip the Rebels right? my lms pick.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.03.12 11:25:34 by Crock Reply


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