Is anyone else out there slightly alarmed that Crusader B team is now only one point out of the top 4, has done a Saffa tour, and has developed together to the point where with continued improvement, it would have given the title a fair shake- now has 6 ABs to return to the squad- albeit a bit podgy from all that re-conditioning.

My point is that if the Crusaders are that strong in their depth and recruitment power, what chance do the other S14 teams have to win the bloody thing??? Its a one-horse race.

When it comes to S16, is their a case for a new franchise at Nelson- to break up the Christchurch domination pattern, and provide more spaces for PI lads to shine.