Super 14 picks: Round 5

Five weeks into the Super 14 2009 season already, and predictions seem to be getting harder rather than easier.

Who would have thought that the Crusaders would be playing so badly? They were a banker last season for a Win Point, but this is the first time I’ve picked against them.

Here are my best efforts for this week’s fixtures:

Game 28: Blues v Cheetahs: Blues by 17
Game 29: Brumbies v Waratahs: Waratahs by 5
Game 30: Crusaders v Force: Force by 6
Game 31: Highlanders v Chiefs: Chiefs by 9
Game 32: Reds v Sharks: Sharks by 8
Game 33: Stormers v Lions: Stormers by 8