Overall Record: 21-21 (50%)
Last week: 0-6 (0%)
Last week goes down as the worst round we have ever had here at SA Sports Blog… So expect a comeback of epic proportions this weekend. We’ve got our game face on!
Highlanders vs Melbourne Rebels
Important that we get this round off to a winning start, so not going to go for the temptation of backing the Rebels here. Playing it safe and going with the home side to pull out a much needed win.
Prediction: Highlanders by 16
Brumbies vs Blues
Defence wins matches, and Brumbies are without a doubt better in that compartment. Add home ground advantage to that, and the result is bound to be a comfortable win for the Aussies.
Prediction: Brumbies by 19
Hurricanes vs Bulls
Bulls have a knack for beating the Canes at home, however the resting of Matfield puts some doubts in our minds. Still backing the Bulls to win here though.
Prediction: Bulls by 7
Reds vs Western Force
The run the Force have been on puts real temptation to back them here, however the Reds put up a solid performance against the Stormers last week, and home ground advantage in an Aussie derby counts for a lot, so sticking with the Reds here.
Prediction: Reds by 9
Cheetahs vs Chiefs
Cheetahs defence has been horrific this season, and I expect the Chiefs to exploit that weakness and hand the men from the Free State a real hiding.
Prediction: Chiefs by 42
Lions vs Crusaders
Wow how the mighty have fallen. I’m afraid for the Crusaders this isn’t the old case of being slow starters, they simply are terrible this year, don’t have the players anymore and another loss on the cards for them this week.
Prediction: Lions by 6
Stormers vs Waratahs
The loss of JdV is going to hurt the Stormers this week, not enough though for me to back this Tahs team that showed nothing against the Sharks last week.
Prediction: Stormers by 11
Sharks have the bye this week.