Eight Australian Super Rugby players with a point to prove in 2018

By Sam Ryan Australia’s four Super Rugby sides begin their 2018 campaigns this weekend and more so than ever before, it’s difficult to know what to expect. It’s fair to say Australian rugby hit rock bottom last year, but from all reports the four remaining Super sides have well and truly put 2017 behind them and are fitter, faster, stronger and better prepared than ever before heading into their opening round. While it’s difficult to predict how each side will perform, we thought we’d take a look at a handful of individual Australians with a point to prove in 2018, with one eye on next year’s World Cup. Jono Lance After leaving Perth for Melbourne, former Red/Waratah/Force/technically Rebel playmaker Jono Lance has ended up back at Ballymore to replace Quade Cooper in the Reds No.10 jersey. While initially, Brad Thorn appeared to favour 19-year old flyhalf Hamish Stewart, Lance’s experience has earned him a starting spot in tomorrow night’s clash against the
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