Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 10

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Hurricanes v Blues This weeks first game comes to us from Wellington with a local derby between the Hurricanes and the Blues. Head to head in the last 7 games between these two franchises the Blues have the edge having won 4 of those encounters.  The Blues were not bested by the Hurricanes last year [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 9

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Highlanders v Bulls Round 9 of Super Rugby this week kicks off in Dunedin with the Highlanders hosting the travelling Bulls at Forsyth Barr Stadium. The Highlanders have the advantage in games between these two teams, having won ten of the sixteen encounters over all.  Dunedin has been a fortress for the Highlanders against the [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 8

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Super Rugby 2014: Round 8 Predictions Highlanders v Rebels The Rebels travel to Dunedin to start Round 8 against the Highlanders.  Given the Rebels’ “junior” status in Super Rugby this is only the second time they have played in “the Deep South”.  All up these franchises have faced off 3 times before with the Highlanders [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 7

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Crusaders v Hurricanes The first match of this week’s round comes from Christchurch with the Crusaders hosting the Hurricanes.  Both sides are off to a very slow start to this season and will be very unhappy with how they have played so far.  The numbers are stacked significantly in the favour of the Crusaders who [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 6

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Highlanders v Hurricanes, Dunedin The first match of the round is a New Zealand derby from Dunedin between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes.  The last time these two teams played they scored a combined 93 points in a Highlanders 49-44 victory in Wellington.  These teams have played 21 times in Super Rugby since 1996 with [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 5

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What a weekend of rugby last week! There was some exhilarating rugby played, mixed in I concede with some dour arm wrestles, and the Western Force were the big story of the round with their belting of the Rebels in Matt Hodgson’s 100th game in the dark blue.  There are seven big matches in this [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 4

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Round 3 of Super Rugby in 2014 was a round that saw a couple of fancied teams being bested, a couple of the favourites for the title being tested and an old rivalry reignited with the Waratahs thrashing of the Reds (for the first time in seven games).  At best this season of rugby could [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 3

Brumbies after a dismall 2011 season

The first full week of fixtures in Super Rugby 2014 last week was replete with interesting games and the odd upset.  This week’s round of fixtures presents an equally interesting opportunity for some great match ups and, again, some upsets.  If you had have told me at the start of the season of the season [...]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 2

Reds celebrate victory to gain top spot

The first, albeit abridged, round of Super Rugby last week may have produced one of the upsets of the season with the Lions defeated the heavily fancied Cheetahs.  In the other fixture the Sharks did what everyone expected of them by easily accounting for the Bulls. This week is our first full round of rugby [...]

Super Rugby 2014: Preview and Crystal Ball

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It is hard to believe it but the waiting for the start of the Super Rugby season is almost over.  It is 206 days since that day in August when the Chiefs bested the Brumbies for the 2013 Super Rugby title and whilst there has been test match rugby and domestic rugby to fill the [...]