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Peter Bills: Sanzar's new approach a welcome move

Peter Bills

Published 25/02/2010 | 05:00

The damage done to the image of southern hemisphere rugby by two scorelines from last weekend's Super 14 is incalculable.

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The absurd 72-65 victory of the Chiefs over the Lions plus, to a lesser extent, the 50-32 Bulls win over the Brumbies will have reinforced a widespread belief in the northern hemisphere that this is candyfloss rugby.

I mean, how the hell do you explain a match of 18 tries? Well, try lousy defence and pathetic tackling for a start. In places like Dublin, Cardiff and Twickenham, they will have been laughing themselves silly at such a tryfest.

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