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Sport, like life should be simple.  There are rules and we play by these rules, achieving outcomes based on our abilities, playing the game fair and square.  See what I mean!  Simple.  But perhaps that is just my naive way of looking at things. After all, where humans are involved, there is room (sometimes too […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 20

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The last round of Super Rugby this season is upon us and the final six has already been confirmed, thanks to the Cheetahs bye this week. All that remains up for grabs this week is who gains the week off and who gets home field advantage during the course of the finals. As noted above, […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 18

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After a three week break for their respective international visits from Northern Hemisphere teams, the New Zealand and South African teams return to Super Rugby action this week. As I wrote yesterday, the race for finals places is certainly heating up and this round and the next present opportunities for leading provinces from each conference […]

Super Rugby Finals Predictions

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We are now at the time of the Super Rugby season where all the teams have stopped for a breather whilst the international rugby season takes place.  For the South African and New Zealand franchises this also presents an opportunity to “catch up” in games played with the Australian conference franchises that have a longer […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 16

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It was a week that gave the pundits for the finals little clue as to what the final make up of top six will be with the Crusaders, Waratahs and Reds all losing games that probably were must wins for them. Conversely the Chiefs, Brumbies and Bulls solidified their stranglehold at the top of their […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 15

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We are not in the pointy end of the Super Rugby season which seems like a ridiculous statement given that there the finals will not start until July but with the international break looming the victors of some of the games this week could see themselves in prime position for a tilt at the finals. […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 14

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Round 13 threw up a few surprises last week: indeed it had the feel of “this is what we have been waiting for” from a number of teams with the Reds finally clicking in attack and the bulk of the other games being decided by less than a converted try. This is what the fans […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 13

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Another week and another pulsating round of Super Rugby last week. Having tipped the Highlanders to lead the competition at the start of the season, I would never would have guessed that we would be waiting until Round 12 for their first win and yet again I underestimated the Waratahs and they came back to […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 12

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Last week’s round saw, for the first time this season, the favourites in each game winning. For some teams the victories were closer than they would have expected, in particular I am thinking of the Reds victory over the Blues, the Stormers defeat away against the Hurricanes and the Crusaders struggling to get over the […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 11

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It has oft been said by those across the ditch that the Australia conference is the “inferior” conference in the Super Rugby competition.  I defy anyone to make the same statement this week after the victory of the Waratahs against the previously impressive Chiefs and the “Battle of Brisbane” between the competition leading Brumbies and […]