Super Rugby Predictions 2011: Round 3

Getting two wrong last weekend after a strong start in Round 1 was irritating, but the Super 15 fixtures in Round 3 look very difficult to predict.

The Crusaders are back in action after last week’s cancellation, and they’ve had to move the match to Nelson. Without home advantage and plenty of other things to worry about, I’m backing the in-form Waratahs to pick up the points.

The Brumbies have made headlines this weekend by sacking coach Andy Friend, and I’m expecting the players to respond with a win over the Reds, who looked a little lacklustre against the Tahs in Round 2.

Elsewhere, the Force v Sharks is another tricky one to call, but I’m backing the Sharks to edge it; the Lions have come close to a couple of upsets so far, but the Blues have had two good wins; I’m expecting the Chiefs to finally get a win at home to Rebels; the Stormers should be too strong for a Juan Smith-less Cheetahs side, and I refuse to pick the Highlanders after a couple of unexpected wins – particularly when the Bulls are looking for their 18th home win in a row.

Here are my Super Rugby / Super 15 predictions for Round 3:

Crusaders v Waratahs: Waratahs by 5
Lions v Blues: Blues by 6
Chiefs v Rebels: Chiefs by 8
Brumbies v Reds: Brumbies by 9
Force v Sharks: Sharks by 5
Stormers v Cheetahs: Stormers by 13
Bulls v Highlanders: Bulls by 7

4 thoughts on “Super Rugby Predictions 2011: Round 3

  1. I predict the Crusaders ti win as they have a lot to play for and the Waratahs do not travel well
    The Highlanders with Tony Brown there will have a good chace
    Good luch to all NZ teams

  2. I predict the Crusaders to win as they have a lot to play for and the Waratahs do not travel well
    The Highlanders have a good chance with Tony Brown playing with them
    Good luck to all NZ team

  3. Told you the Crusaders would win what a game brillant now they have the Brumbies next week and they will win that as well. Hope the Brumbies loose every game they play for what they have done to their ex coach. The Blues got up as well go the NZ teams

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