Former All Black star, Jeff Wilson dropped by The Sound studios this week to chat with Nik Brown from The Morning Sound.
With such a busy year for rugby, Wilson tells Nik that this is the year that all teams need to time their runs. "You've got to get everything right so people are fresh. Not just for your Super Rugby team but also to help out for later on for the year," he adds.
I do want the Blues to go well. I think they've been through tough times.
After being exposed as a Blues fan in the interview, Nik asks what problems the Blues are facing this year, in which Wilson replies, "The Blues are playing against Crusaders this Saturday night. They are the team to beat. Find out [during] week one, exactly where you sit at home."
"I do want the Blues to go well. I think they've been through tough times. That doesn't mean I don't want my Highlanders to go well and I know the Crusaders are going to be tough and the Hurricanes won the title three seasons. It's going to be challenging."
"[Blues] will be playing at home during week one before heading off to play against Sharks and the Jaguares overseas. So they have a chance to get some momentum."
Listen to the full interview above.
Catch Super Rugby on Sky and breakdowns with Jeff Wilson on Tuesdays.
Super Rugby Week 1 schedule:
Friday, 15th Feb
Chiefs vs Highlanders
Brumbies vs Rebels
Saturday, 16th Feb
Blues vs Crusaders
Waratahs vs Hurricanes
Sunwolves vs Sharks
Sunday, 17th Feb
Bulls vs Stormers
Jaguares vs Lions