I have only watched the whole Rugby Championship (every match) during the last two competitions, previously I would catch the odd match if I wasn’t busy. It’s probably unfair to make a judgement off those two seasons because the All Blacks have been so dominant but having been brought up watching first the 5N and now the 6 it (TRC) definitely feels like ‘something’ is missing. The first Saturday of the 6N for me (& many others) is the equivalent off waking up on Christmas morning if you’re age counts in single digits. I just don’t get that vibe from the players or the crowds down South. Maybe it’s the one teams dominance but more likely it is the time zone issues and distance between teams. Maybe it’s the fact that a team that is potentially as strong as any has had to dilute its performances through a racial quota system that in the long term will probably be a great move but short term has been painful to watch. Maybe it’s the fact that the Aussies just don’t care. Probably a combination of all of those facts.