Super Rugby 2016: Semi-Finals Predictions


Hurricanes vs Chiefs The Hurricanes are a terrifyingly good rugby team. They made the Sharks look more like chum in last week's qualifier, beating them 41 points to zero and running in some breathtakingly good tries in the process. All of this was done in driving rain and wind. But while

Super Rugby 2016: Qualifiers Predictions


Brumbies vs Highlanders The Brumbies did just enough to finish atop the Aussie conference in the end, which gave them a home semi-final against the Highlanders, who actually finished with nine more points on the log. In fact, the Highlanders had the joint second highest total of anyone, and yet they

Super Rugby 2016: Round 17 Predictions


Blues vs Waratahs A tough one to call first up on the final weekend of regular season action. Assuming the Brumbies beat the Force later on, the Tahs need a bonus point (and for their rivals not to get one) to top the Aussie conference and make the quarter-finals. The trouble

Super Rugby 2016: Round 16 Predictions


Blues vs Brumbies The Blues made a good fist of it before eventually succumbing to the Hurricanes last weekend, while the Brumbies saw off the Reds at home. The Blues have nothing left to play for, while the visitors are battling with the Waratahs for top spot of the Australian conference,

Super Rugby 2016: Round 14 Predictions


Hurricanes vs Highlanders Another week of Super Rugby, another very tricky Kiwi derby to pick first up. This is a repeat of last season's final, which the Highlanders won to most people's surprise. Both sides should be fresh after a week off, and the battle between Naholo and Savea on the

Guinness PRO12 2015/2016: Semi-final Predictions


Leinster vs Ulster The first Pro12 play-off sees an all Irish affair with pre-tournament favourites Leinster hosting Ulster. Both sides have appeared in six semi-final play-offs before; Leinster have won them all, whereas Ulster have only a solitary victory. History would suggest then that the home side should be good for