Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 19

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It is the final round of the Super Rugby regular season and whilst the “minor premiership” has been decided with the Waratahs having an unassailable lead at the top of the ladder and the Sharks have locked up the top spot in the South African conference, there are still finals slots up for grabs with […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 14

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Hurricanes v Highlanders, Wellington Round 14 of Super Rugby commences in Wellington with the Hurricanes hosting their South Island rivals the Highlanders. Both sides come into this game off the back of solid seasons so far which have seen both team win six times and both are presently sitting on 30 points.  The teams have […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 12

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Blues v Reds The first match of Round 12 of Super Rugby comes to us from Eden Park where the Blues host the travelling Reds.  These teams have played each other 19 times in Super Rugby and the Reds hold the advantage having won 10 of those games.  In Auckland the teams have met five […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 11

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Apologies to regular follows of this preview: I am away on holidays at the moment and thus have not had as much time to assess the games this weekend.  What follows are my general views of the games for this weekend.  Enjoy the rugby this weekend: I know I will be! Blues v Waratahs The […]

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 […]