Overall Record: 31-30
Last Week: 3-3
Blues vs Waratahs
When sides this season have faced off from different conferences, the away teams have generally struggled, and that’s all I have to go on in a close game like this one.
Prediction: Blues by 6
Brumbies vs Chiefs
Chiefs are not playing like the Chiefs we’ve seen win two straight Super Rugby titles, and furthermore making 6 changes for a big game like this one should basically hand the Brumbies an easy win.
Prediction: Brumbies by 8
Sharks vs Highlanders
Sharks will continue to take full advantage of their easy schedule with a dominant win against the Highlanders here.
Prediction: Sharks by 11
Hurricanes vs Reds
Really impressed with how the Canes have been performing lately, and the opposite is to be said about the Reds. Add on that the Hurricanes are at home, and you have a comfortable victory ahead.
Prediction: Hurricanes by 15
Force vs Bulls
Could another SA side come back home from their overseas tour winless? I’m afraid it’s looking that way…
Prediction: Force by 6
Cheetahs vs Stormers
I’m not entirely convinced the Stormers were an improved side last week. They had 40 minutes of okay rugby, with a ref firmly on their side, and were playing against a team that were terrible the full 80, and they still lost the 2nd half need I remind you. I am going to take a risk and back the Cheetahs to come out with the win here.
Prediction: Cheetahs by 7
Rebels, Lions, and Crusaders have byes.