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 13

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Another truncated preview this week as your correspondent is travelling away from home and has not had the usual amount of time to produce this post this week.  Apologies in advance for those of you awaiting the normal “full” preview: normal service will resume tomorrow. Chiefs v Blues, Taranaki The first match of the round […]

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 […]

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 Top 5

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Since the very first round of the 2014 Super Rugby season, my intention has been to do a weekly ‘Super Rugby Top 5′ column.  If you are a regular visitor to Pink Rugby, you will notice that we’re six rounds in and there isn’t even the slightest hint of ‘Top 5′-ness.  I am here to […]

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 […]