Last week must have been my worst week yet in the Super 14 predictions competition, but that probably went for a few other people as well. Here are my picks for Round 11.
The Reds and Stormers have been two of the best teams to watch in this year’s competition, and they finally go head to head this weekend in Brisbane. I’m backing the home side to win a close one, but after their recent wins over the Blues and the Chiefs, the Stormers will be full of confidence – it’s a tough one to call, but come on the Reds!
Elsewhere, I’ve favoured the home side, except if they are the Force or the Highlanders, who have both disappointed this year. The Force have been playing a lot better since the return of David Pocock, but the Crusaders should be too strong, and I’ve gone for the Highlanders to win the all-New Zealand affair.
Here are my Super 14 picks for Round 11:
Game 64: Chiefs v Cheetahs: Chiefs by 13
Game 65: Reds v Stormers: Reds by 5
Game 66: Force v Crusaders: Crusaders by 13
Game 67: Highlanders v Hurricanes: Hurricanes by 9
Game 68: Waratahs v Brumbies: Waratahs by 7
Game 69: Bulls v Lions: Bulls by 21
Game 70: Sharks v Blues: Sharks by 9