Super Rugby Pacific: Round 10 Predictions
This weekend sees the first Trans-Tasman matches, all taking place in Melbourne - will we see a clean sweep of New Zealand wins?
Here are my Super Rugby predictions for Round 10.
Chiefs v Waratahs
This looks a straightforward pick to start with, and I think it will be fairly one-sided. Chiefs by 23
Blues v Fijian Drua
This is likely to be even more one-sided, with the Blues on a high after beating the Crusaders last weekend. Blues by 38
Hurricanes v Reds
The Canes only just edged past the Highlanders last weekend, whilst the Reds have been the best Aussie side in recent weeks. Another Kiwi win is the sensible pick I think. Hurricanes by 9
Highlanders v Brumbies
Nearly all red on the Highlanders’ streak, and nearly all green on the Brumbies’ side, and it is being played in Australia, but I’m still predicting a Highlanders win, and it’s a key fixture for measuring how close the Aussies are to their New Zealand counterparts. Highlanders by 4
Crusaders v Rebels
A defeat for the Crusaders last week, but this should be a much easier outing, even with home advantage for the opposition. These teams are worlds apart on paper. Crusaders by 26