Super Rugby is back, and this season is a wee bit different as it kicks off on a Thursday, as the Rebels took on the Blues in a match earlier today. Apart from the new kick-off times, there are numerous law changes which both the players and referees need to get their heads around, not forgetting the long-suffering fans, who also have to try and keep up with said changes. Six arduous months lay ahead of the various franchises throughout the Southern Hemisphere. After a relatively poor showing last season, the six local teams will all be looking for a much better season, the Emirates Lions were the pick of the bunch last year, and the same personnel will be hoping to go one better after making the final in 2016.
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