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Super Rugby 2020: Round 3 Predictions

My picks last week were just about average, with 4 out of 7 correct and just two Margin Points.

The Sharks were much better than I expected in Dunedin, and then annoyingly I switched to the Waratahs to beat the Blues (that one didn’t come off, but I also switched to the Chiefs when I saw that Richie Mo’unga had been ruled out), and then the Hurricanes won in Buenos Aires.

I’m feeling confident this week, and fully expect the Grand Slam points!

Here are my Super Rugby predictions for Round 3.

Blues v Crusaders

The Crusaders have won 10 in a row against the Blues, Mo'unga is back, and although the Blues have shown some improvement, I’m backing the reigning champions in Auckland. Crusaders by 8

Rebels v Waratahs

This is the hardest pick of the week, in my opinion, with two mediocre teams going head to head. The Tahs have a strong winning record against the Rebels, but haven’t looked up to much in their first two matches. The Rebels have also lost two from two, but I’m going with home advantage to make the difference in their first outing of the year in Melbourne. Rebels by 4

Sunwolves v Chiefs

I was very surprised to see the Sunwolves winning in Round 1, and with that victory under the belts along with a rest week, could they be favourites for this match? They managed to win away at the Chiefs last season, but that was a very different side, and I need to see more before I start picking the Sunwolves to win anything. Chiefs by 16

Hurricanes v Sharks

The Sharks have a reasonable record in their away matches in New Zealand, and looked excellent against the Highlanders last week, but you have to go back to 2010 for their last win in Wellington. It’s the New Zealand team that have done the most travelling in the last fortnight though, and could feel the effects, but I think you still have to pick the home team here. Hurricanes by 6

Brumbies v Highlanders

The Brumbies are the only side to take maximum points from their opening two fixtures, and they’ll fancy their chances of winning their third home fixture in a row. Granted, the Highlanders should offer sterner opposition than the Reds and the Rebels, but they were thrashed at home by the Sharks in their opening fixture, and I’m going with the home team here. Brumbies by 4

Lions v Stormers

The Stormers have started the season in fine fashion, and are yet to concede a point after two matches. They are struggling a little with injuries, and the depth of their squad may be tested in the coming weeks, but they’ll be full of confidence going to Johannesburg and I think they are favourites to win. Stormers by 8

Jaguares v Reds

The Reds have lost two from two, but the scorelines have been more respectable than anticipated, and they are third in the Australian conference thanks to two losing bonus points. I think they’ll be soundly beaten this weekend though with nearly 20,000km of travel under their belts. Jaguares by 16

Click here to make your own Round 3 predictions

Let me know in the comments what you think! Good luck.
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I hope your picks gonna help me here in SA
12 Feb 10:54
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I am going with Sharks and Waratahs. Good luck!
12 Feb 11:31
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I'm also going with Sharks and Waratahs. Sharks to give Hurricanes a hiding (by more than 20 with a try bonus point ie 5 points) 13 Feb 11:45
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Not so predictable this year but lets see what the weekend brings big scores for brumbies jaguers and storners
12 Feb 12:31
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Your picks should give you 6/7 wins, if all goes well.Good luck !!!
12 Feb 17:39
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Hutch for the 3rd week in a row we've predicted the same outcome so lets hope for a vital GSP weekend
13 Feb 07:10
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I am going with 6 away wins with the Jaquares the only home team won.
13 Feb 08:07
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I am in 3 minds with the Rebels and Warathas. Also with the Sharks and Hurricanes.
13 Feb 08:15
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Sorry 2 minds
13 Feb 08:18
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(Hahahaha) Looks like another 4 out of 7 for round 3 Hutch.
13 Feb 10:50
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Crusaders by 20;
Waratahs by 14;
Chiefs by 22;
Sharks by 21;
Brumbies by 16;
Stormers by 13 (although I would love it if the Lions can beat them and deny them a losing bonus point or at least a bonus try point);
Jaguares by 20

13 Feb 11:45
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I hope the Highlanders defeat Brumbies. 13 Feb 13:29
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Larry wat was your score in firts 2 rounds.Seems you know this game
14 Feb 05:40
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This is one of the seasons , when a team never really defeated other team in all years , and now sudden come on top , it is the second time a row I get Rebels vs Waratahs game wrong , Warathahs go to hell.
14 Feb 11:44
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Stormers are going to get a hiding tomorrow if peyper doesn't help them
14 Feb 14:35
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