WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 04: Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes during the round two Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Rebels at Westpac Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Aussies teams getting blown away in Super Rugby

Season 2017 has seen the worst start to a season by Australian Super Rugby franchises in six years.

Of the 10 matches played by the Aussie sides in the opening two rounds, there have only been three wins, making it the worst start to a season since 2011, when the Melbourne Rebels entered the competition.

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Speaking of the Rebels, they were smashed 71-6 by the Hurricanes, even worse than the 56-18 drubbing they received from the Blues in round one. That is now a whopping 127 points conceded in the opening two rounds and only one win from 14 matches in New Zealand.

The Brumbies were defeated by the Sharks 27-22, resulting in their worst start to a season since 1999.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 04: Joe Powell of the Brumbies passes during the round two Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at GIO Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Waratahs conceded a mammoth 55 points, to lose by 19 points to the Lions.

It was the most points conceded by the Waratahs in a match since 2002.

Courtnall Skosan of the Emirates Lions is tackled by Andrew Kellaway of the Waratahs during the SuperRugby match between Emirates Lions and Waratahs at the Emirates Airline Park-Johannesburg, on March 4, 2017 in Johannesburg. CHRISTIAAN KOTZE/AFP/Getty Images

The Western Force did get a win however, beating fellow Australian side, the Reds, 26-19 at NIB Stadium.


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