Sunwolves v Sharks – click here to bet
The Sunwolves are coming off a bye having lost by 7 points away to the Jaguares in their last start. They have only won 1 game all season and that was their last home match when they edged the Bulls 21-20 in Tokyo. The Sunwolves have hosted South African teams on 7 occasions winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 5. The biggest margin of defeat has been by 14 points and that was against the Kings earlier this year.
The Sharks are coming off a very disappointing loss to the Kings last week. The result was all the more disappointing as they were coming off a home win over the Force and an away win over the Jaguares where they probably delivered their best performance of the season. The Sharks have won 3 and lost 3 on the road this season and last time these sides met the Sharks won by 11 points in Durban in 2016.
Sunwolves +12.5 at 9/10
Sharks -12.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Winning margin, Sharks under 12.5 points at 19/10.
The handicap looks too big in this match but rather than steam in with a big bet I am going with a smaller stake and backing the Sharks to win by 1 to 12 points.