Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Round 18 Predictions


Bristol v Gloucester Having lost to Worcester, Bristol knows it is running out of time to avoid relegation. With Exeter (a), Wasps (h), Saracens (a) and Newcastle (h) still to come, this is one they really need to win. With that motivation, and Gloucester in disarray, I'm backing them

Guinness PRO12 2016/17: Round 18 Predictions


Scarlets vs EdinburghWith Scarlets pushing hard for a play-off position, and Edinburgh with little left to aim for this season, this looks like a home win. I expect the visitors to have plenty of territory and possession; but it’s what you do with the ball that matters, and that is

Super Rugby Predictions 2017: Round 5

Super Rugby Predictions

Confidence is high after last week's GSP on Superbru, taking the winning streak to 12 matches in a row. Let's hope we can keep it up for Round 5, and start hitting some more margins too.Crusaders v Force This is a gift to start off the round - you never

Super Rugby 2017: 5 things we learned in Round 4


Embed from Getty ImagesSharks catch wake up callA 71st minute Curwin Bosch penalty helped the Sharks avoid an embarrassing defeat to the Kings at home when they won 19-17 on Saturday. The visitors felt somewhat insulted when the Sharks chose to rest a number of regulars for their encounter

Super Rugby Predictions 2017: Round 4

Super Rugby Predictions

My Superbru form has been average to reasonable so far, with a few upsets picked, but my margins have been somewhat wide of the mark, so here's hoping for better accuracy in week 4.Crusaders v Blues The Blues have faltered since their first round demolition of the Rebels, and this looks

Super Rugby 2017: 5 things we learned in Round 3


Embed from Getty ImagesBosch on song against WaratahsCurwin Bosch amassed 27 points, including a try, to help guide the Sharks to a deserved 37-14 over the struggling Waratahs in Durban. Patrick Lambie walked off after just five minutes with a back injury that he picked up in the pre-match warm

Super Rugby Predictions 2017: Round 3

Super Rugby Predictions

I had just two wrong in Round 2 (the late wins for the Crusaders and the Sharks' hurt my picks), but I did predict the Force to win, unlike most others.Here are my Superbru picks for Round 3.Chiefs v Hurricanes This should be a cracker to kick off the round on

Super Rugby 2017: 5 things we learned in Round 2


Embed from Getty ImagesBlues discipline equals Chiefs delightThe Chiefs bagged their second win of the 2017 campaign on Friday night downing the Blues 41-26. The Blues took the early advantage with Ihia West knocking over 3 penalties to give the visitors a 9-5 lead after the first twenty. They seemed

Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Round 17 Predictions


Leicester v Exeter This is a great-looking tie to kick off the round, with Exeter unbeaten since October and gunning for second place in the table. The home side has won this match on the last 5 occasions, and I always fancy the Tigers at Welford Road. Leicester by