This years tournament is getting on in weeks now, yet predicting is still as hard as ever with the only certainty being that the Highlanders will lose…. so I am not going to even bother telling you why these picks are the right ones, because to be honest flipping a coin might be a better choice, but let me still do it for GEES.
Hurricanes vs Western Force
Finally an easy pick to start off the weekend, yes I know the Force beat the Saders last week, but they have a history of being the Saders bogey team, the Canes on the other hand…. not so much. Plus the Canes are at home and will be in a bad mood after the beating they got last week from the Blues. Poor Force…
Prediction: Hurricanes by 24
Waratahs vs Chiefs
Last time I did this it really paid off for me, so I’ll do it again… Backing Tahs. (I suggest not going with me on this pick 😉 )
Prediction: Waratahs by 1
Crusaders vs Highlanders
Saders won’t want to play games after last weeks loss to Force, not to mention they are playing at home, and against the only team in the comp without a single win, all things point to an absolute hammering.
Prediction: Crusaders by 31
Reds vs Brumbies
A hard fought Aussie derby in store for us here, and it really could go either way, but in tight games like this I think its always best to go with the home team.
Prediction: Reds by 6
Sharks vs Cheetahs
Besides the Kings vs Sharks match earlier in the year, every SA derby has been won by the home team, that’s about to change in this match. VRYSTAAAAT!!!!
Prediction: Cheetahs by 6
Southern Kings vs Bulls
I support the Kings, and playing in front of their home fans is like having an extra man on the park, not to mention I BELIEVE they can win this one… that’s enough for me to back them! Heart and guts will get them over the line here.
Prediction: Southern Kings by 1
Stormers, Rebels, and Blues enjoy byes this weekend.
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