Super Rugby Predictions 2011: Round 12

Round 11 was one of the trickiest weeks to predict in this year’s Super Rugby, and I was disappointed that some of the 50/50 calls did not go my way.

There are one or two tough ones again this weekend, but hopefully we’ll get back to winning ways.

First up are the Hurricanes who have scuppered my picks a few times this season already, and they’re fresh from a bonus point victory over the Reds. The Blues have only been defeated once so far though, they beat the Hurricanes 41-17 in Round 5, and go into the game with six wins in a row, so I’m backing the away side.

The Lions versus the Cheetahs is difficult every year as the two not-quite-so-good teams in South Africa. The Lions are bottom of the log though with just the one victory, and I think the Cheetahs will come through this one.

The Highlanders have been my other problem team, coming up with an unexpected run of victories followed by an unexpected defeat. I’m back in their camp this weekend though, and expect them to overcome the Chiefs who have just returned from their South African tour.

The Stormers v Crusaders has the makings of a classic. I can’t quite work out whether the Stormers have been flattering to deceive so far this year, but we should find out this year. Are they really title contenders? The Crusaders will ask that question and more, but I’m going with the Stormers with home advantage in what should be a close one.

In the other three fixtures, I think the Reds, Waratahs and Sharks will win relatively comfortably. Here are my predictions for Round 12 of Super Rugby:

Hurricanes v Blues: Blues by 8
Rebels v Reds: Reds by 13
Lions v Cheetahs: Cheetahs by 9
Chiefs v Highlanders: Highlanders by 8
Waratahs v Force: Waratahs by 13
Stormers v Crusaders: Stormers by 8
Sharks v Brumbies: Sharks by 14

188BET of the week: Sharks to beat the Brumbies at 1.12

5 thoughts on “Super Rugby Predictions 2011: Round 12

  1. Winning by 8 ain’t as close as you say it will be.

    I think Crusaders shall win by 5.

  2. Can’t wait for the Reds to come to town tomorrow. I’ve got a feeling that one could be more like 30 points to the Reds…but then again the Rebels are due another upset and the human revolving door that is Cipriani isn’t playing because he was out on the razzle again!

  3. Spike, can you stop leading Cipriani astray and keeping him out with you? Can’t see the Rebels beating the Reds this weekend, can’t wait for Stormers v Crusaders…

  4. if cips is a revolving door then quade cooper is a motorised turnstile. i really hope the aussies pick him for the RWC.

  5. Hutch – i keep telling him not to try and keep up with me but will he listen? Will he heck.

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