After a great weekend in Round 15, I’ve moved up over 5,000 places – if only the Highlanders had beaten the Lions!
This week, there are some tough calls to make, and the Highlanders v Force game is one of them. Both teams have been inconsistent this year, and have scuppered many a SuperBru round, but I’ve gone for the home side to kick off the weekend.
I’ve picked the Stormers to overcome the Rebels, who haven’t had a great run recently, and I’ve gone for the Bulls to beat the Tahs at home to continue their impressive streak as the playoffs get closer.
Hurricanes v Lions is a tricky one after the Lions’ shock result last weekend, as is Blues v Chiefs after both sides lost in Round 15.
The Reds are on fire and should beat the Brumbies comfortably, and then I’ve gone for a Sharks victory away at the Cheetahs. The home side have had some great results, notably beating the Crusaders, but the Sharks had a 15-point win over the Cheetahs in Round 1, and will hopefully have enough to see them off again.
Here are my predictions for Round 16 of Super Rugby:
Highlanders v Force: Highlanders by 6
Rebels v Stormers: Stormers by 13
Bulls v Waratahs: Bulls by 8
Hurricanes v Lions: Hurricanes by 9
Blues v Chiefs: Blues by 7
Reds v Brumbies: Reds by 12
Cheetahs v Sharks: Sharks by 7