Super Rugby Predictions: Semi-Finals

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Last week the preliminary finals finished in line with the seedings with the Sharks and Brumbies going through to this week’s semi finals in a pair of close games in which both teams were push right to the final whistle. This week is semi final week in Super Rugby for 2014 and, it would be […]

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 18

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After missing writing my preview last week due to work pressures, the preview is back strong this week with a bumper crop of games this weekend, some of which could have a large bearing on the final make up of the top six. Chiefs v Hurricanes There is only one game to kick the round […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 16

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Crusaders v Force, Christchurch Stadium The first match of the round pits the surging Crusaders against the fairytale story Force in Christchurch.  The Crusaders bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Sharks with only 14 men with a hard fought victory against Highlanders aways from home and will come into this fixture with some […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 15

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Blues v Sharks The first game this weekend pits the Blues against the travelling Sharks at North Harbour Stadium.  In home games for the Blues between these two teams the Sharks have been dominant winning two of seven encounters.  The Sharks come into this game off the back of their epic victory with only 14 […]

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 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 […]