Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Grand Final

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And then there were two … and neither of them are the teams I expected. After excellent victories last week in their respective finals, the Super Rugby finale pits last year’s champions, the Chiefs, against the Australian conference champions, the Brumbies in Hamilton. It is hard to get a statistical guide on this game because […]

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 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 […]

Heineken Cup Semi Final Preview

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And then there were four. After seven months of bruising encounters between Europe’s club rugby elite, only the strongest quartet are still standing – and the Heineken Cup is almost in touching distance. All Welsh, Italian and Scottish sides have fallen by the wayside, dwarfed by their French, Irish and English counterparts in the pool […]

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 […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 10

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What can one say about Round 9 of the Super 15 last week? Well, it was a tough round for tipsters for one and it was a historic round for the Kings scoring their first win away from home. Really the less said about my tips last week the better to be honest! After the […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 9

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Another week of Super 15 action has past and it was another week of interesting results.  The Kings surprised many with their spirited performance in Canberra, the Rebels won the battle of the wooden spooners in the Australian conference, the Cheetahs stayed on a roll and the Highlanders inexplicably continued their loosing streak.  This week’s […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 8

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How good was round 7 of the Super 15 competition last week? The Reds scored their first victory in Dunedin, the Brumbies stole a victory from the jaws of a tie after the siren, the Cheetahs recorded their 4th win in a row whilst the Stormers lost for the 4th time in succession to their […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 7

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For the most part normal service was resumed last week with the teams expected to winning and those expected to loose doing just that.  The Kings found out just how difficult this tournament is as they faced the Crusaders.  The Cheetahs kept up their excellent form on tour whilst the Brumbies finally lost a game. […]

Super Rugby Predictions 2013: Rd 6

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What a week last week was in Super 15: there was some quality rugby played and upsets abounded. That is the strength of the Super 15 as a domestic competition: any team (within reason) can win on any given day. This week is again replete with exciting fixtures, a couple of talent mix matches and […]