Super Rugby 2019: Round 12 Predictions

Super Rugby Predictions

Round 11 went pretty well for my picks on Superbru, with 5 out of 6 correct, including the Stormers beating the Bulls, which was one of the two ‘upsets’ last weekend. I didn’t have the Sharks beating the Waratahs, predicted by 18%, which was a big shock based on their previous weeks’ form.

Still, 5 out of 6 is better than most, and if you’d put money on these picks using the best betting sites in Australia, it would have been a good week for you.

Onto Round 12, and here are my Superbru predictions for this weekend’s Super Rugby fixtures.

Crusaders v Sharks
Nobody can touch the Crusaders at the moment, and despite resting Richie Mo’unga, they should still have enough to beat the inconsistent Sharks. I’m going for a big margin, because if the Crusaders get away early, the Sharks might implode again. Crusaders by 23

Reds v Sunwolves
Pity the 32% of people on Superbru that picked the Sunwolves last weekend – about 60,000 people – only for them to be thumped 52-0 at home by the Highlanders. Now they are away at the Reds, fresh off a bye week. Reds by 21

Hurricanes v Rebels
Another easy one! If the Canes can beat the Chiefs by 28 points, they can surely beat the Rebels at home too. Hurricanes by 23

Highlanders v Chiefs
Having had a run of form once they moved Damian McKenzie to full-back, the Chiefs have gone off the boil again since his year-ending injury. This ought to be another home win. Highlanders by 8

Brumbies v Blues
This is a tricky one, because I don’t particularly rate the Brumbies, and they are just back from a tour of SA and Argentina – Superbru Insights tells me they have travelled 29,376km in the last three weeks. I’ll await team news, but I’m leaning towards the Blues. Blues by 4

Bulls v Waratahs
The Waratahs haven’t won at Loftus since 2002 as far as I can see, and on the back of a home defeat to the Sharks, this one is surely beyond them. Bulls by 13

Jaguares v Stormers
This is the other tough pick of the round, with the Jaguares usually hard to beat at home, but the Stormers thumped them 35-8 in the reverse fixture at Newlands in March. Home advantage could be key – the home side has won 4 out of the 5 fixtures between the teams – but then the Stormers have won 4 out of the 5 fixtures too. The Stormers have lost to the Brumbies and the Reds this season though, and that seems like a reasonable basis on which to tip the Jaguares. Jaguares by 2

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2 thoughts on “Super Rugby 2019: Round 12 Predictions

  1. One thing New Zealand teams is the best there’s know changed let the springboks can win the world cup or the south Africa can’t win the super 15

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