After 126 matches, we are left with just two teams; the same two teams that contested last year's final. The Crusaders have been the best side in the competition for the last two years, and the Lions have been the best non-Kiwi side, and with the way the tournament
We have reached the knockout stages, with every match crucial in determining which New Zealand side is going to lift the trophy. No more resting players, no more dead rubbers, this is it. 48351
Round 18 wasn't too pretty for me, having just picked four of the seven matches, and those four were picked by over 90% of people anyway. Home wins for the Reds, Bulls and Stormers ensured there were red arrows coming my way, but I'm feeling confident ahead of the
Lots of upsets last week, and my refusal to acknowledge that this experimental Wales side is better than Argentina has been costing me on Superbru.
Going into the final round of matches, predictions may be even harder with a couple of dead rubbers in store.
Fiji v Tonga
The home side appears to
It was a slightly disappointing 6 from 9 last weekend, as I failed to pick Japan's win over Italy, Wales' beating Argentina and of course South Africa's remarkable victory over England.
There are another 9 games coming up tomorrow, and we're looking to bounce back.
Tonga v Samoa
Both sides suffered narrow defeats
Yes, I know there was a test match last week, and in Superbru this is marked as round two, but that Wales v South Africa match was such a non-event, and the real action gets underway tomorrow.
Here are my predictions for this weekend's outstanding lineup of rugby fixtures.
Tonga v Georgia
It has to be a Saracens v Exeter final next week, surely? Here are my predictions for the semi-finals this weekend.
Saracens v Wasps
Sarries have won four of their last five matches against Wasps, including a 23-point win away from home in January. Wasps won by 20 points at
The remaining English interest in Europe may be confined to the European Challenge Cup, but this weekend should see some excellent Rugby across both the Champions and Challenge Cups.
With the prospect of a big final occasion and silverware in sight, it's all to play for in both competitions.
European Challenge Cup
Being on the wrong side of that one 50/50 match in Round 8 was costly. The Reds surged into a lead, so I was feeling quite smug, but then very disappointing on checking the final score.
I think it's GSP time this weekend though. Here are my predictions for
In hindsight, England's Six Nations failure could perhaps have been predicted based on the travails of the Premiership teams in Europe this season. Saracens scraped through to the knockout stages as the 8th seeds and the only English representatives, but face a daunting trip to Dublin.
Here are my Superbru