What New Zealand Super Rugby team should you be supporting in June if you live in the UK
As everyone now knows, rugby is back in June! Not in the UK, for a long time, but our friends in New Zealand Super Rugby will be returning to play by the 13th June.
Super Rugby Aotearoa will kick off next month following yesterday’s announcement that the country will move to alert level two on Thursday.
We finally have rugby back!
Guess who's back? 😎
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) May 11, 2020
New Zealand Rugby has confirmed that the domestic form of Super Rugby involving the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders – known as Super Rugby Aotearoa – will start on June 13, allowing players four weeks to adequately prepare with contact training.
Rugby fans in the UK will be eagerly watching this tournament to somehow get their rugby fix.
We at Rugby Onslaught thought it was necessary that rugby fans knew who they needed to support, depending on what club you support in England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland.
The ultimate New Zealand Super Rugby Guide.
Without a doubt the best team in New Zealand. They are the Saracens of Super Rugby just without the blatant cheating.
We encourage you not to support this team if you are keen just to glory support. We are looking at you Leinster fans. If you want to support a team that is going to 9 times out of 10 win, then this is the one for you.
The team is littered with plays with awful lids so Exeter fans may feel inclined to follow.
Lots of fresh faces in the team from the one a lot of fans may remember. Some of the biggest names in All Black rugby play for them such as Richie Mo’Unga, Jack Goodhue and Sam Whitelock.
Support Crusaders if you support these teams…
- Saracens, Leinster, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Scarlets, and Bristol.
The ultimate heartbreak team in New Zealand Super Rugby.
Used to be s**t hot but now mediocre at best. I can’t stress how perfectly suited this team is for Leicester Tigers fans in the UK. You will feel right at home here.
Similarly, if you support the Ospreys, then we encourage you to follow the Blues. The Blues, like the Ospreys, are littered with World Class players, yet still, somehow find a way to be utter garbage when the time comes to it.
Follow the Blues for the banter, not the success.
Support the Blues if you support these teams…
- Leicester Tigers, Ospreys, Munster and Ulster.
One of the genuinely enjoyable New Zealand Super rugby teams to support.
Currently littered with world-class All Blacks such as Sam Cane, Brodie Retallick, Damian McKenzie and Aaron Cruden.
Former Wales coach Warren Gatland supports them so all Welsh lads given free pass to have these as your second team.
ANNOUNCEMENT | Warren Gatland has inked a four-year deal as Head Coach of the Gallagher Chiefs.
— Gallagher Chiefs (@ChiefsRugby) June 27, 2019
A team that is always competing for the top prize in Super Rugby, but has been unlucky in recent years.
Exeter fans should be all over the Chiefs, for having a similar name and similar success in their leagues.
Support the Chiefs if you support these teams…
- Exeter Chiefs, Ulster, Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors…
As Rugby Memes Official labelled them, ‘The Loveable Underdogs’. We would have to agree with this statement.
Play in a banging stadium with small crowds, maybe Harlequins fans could get on with this team.
Play a decent brand of rugby, but to be honest you’re not going to follow them for the glory.
Bath fans should invest highly in this team, no success but always in for a decent game here and there.
Support the Highlanders if you support these teams…
- Bath, Cardiff Blues, London Irish
The bad boys of New Zealand Super Rugby.
Enjoyed serious success in the past but still upset by not being the best.
Glasgow Warriors fans, this is the team for you. Lots of brilliant players, but never quite good enough.
Same goes for Sale Sharks fans who love a bad boy or 6 in their team. Plenty of brothers in the team too so Sale fans can relate.
Notable stars in the Hurricanes team include Ngani Laumape, Jordie Barrett and Ardie Savea.
Support the Hurricanes if you follow these teams…
- Glasgow Warriors, Sale Sharks, Connacht