Four reasons to get excited about Super Rugby trials

By Pete Fairbairn  The long wait is finally over; this afternoon in Gosford, the Western Force become the first Australian Super Rugby team to play a trial game for 2016, when they play last year’s runner up the Hurricanes. Tomorrow, it’s the Rebels in action in Auckland, and then this weekend sees the Brumbies and Waratahs clash in Wagga Wagga on Saturday before the Reds host the Crusaders at Ballymore later that same evening (of course, we’re not forgetting the sold out Sydney Sevens either!) This Sunday marks 100 days since the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, but more tellingly just 20 until the Brumbies are the first Aussie team in competitive action this year on Friday February 28th. Without further ado, we present four reasons to get excited about all teams kicking off their pre-season fixtures this week… 1. New players One of the most exciting things about a new season of Super Rugby is of course seeing the new players in action at each of the five franchises. Whethe
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