Only a few days remain until Super Rugby kicks off again at Eden Park between the Blues and the Crusaders (a game I shall be attending).
Last year saw the Queensland Reds win the Super Rugby crown after many years of being in the lower end of the Super Rugby table.
But that was last year, and this is another.
The way players have moved around this season has led to some very stacked teams, such as the Blues, Crusaders, Reds and Bulls, who all have over 10 test players each.
The start of the season isn't known for having the best play because for many players, it will be the first rugby they play all year. But that doesn't stop epics like last year's Blues vs. Crusaders from happening. Hopefully there will be another thriller like that to open the season.
When starting lineups get released, I will try to write more detailed positional breakdowns, but for now, here are my picks for the opening week of Super Rugby.