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Super Rugby Restart: Round 3 Predictions

I was in the wrong half of the Superbru community last week, failing to back the Blues to win away in Hamilton, but was pretty close to the winning margin in the obvious Crusaders win, and I’m hanging on inside the top 20% on the global leaderboard.

This weekend, it feels like we have a pair of easy picks before things get tricky again next week as the Aussie derbies are added to the mix.

Blues v Highlanders

The Blues are in incredible form, backing up their opening round victory over Hurricanes with a rare away win at the Chiefs! Now they return to Eden Park to face the Highlanders, and you can only see this going one way. They’ve only won 1 of the last 6 against the men from Dunedin, but it would be a brave pick to go against the Blues at the moment. Blues by 11

Crusaders v Chiefs

The Chiefs have now lost both of their matches in this abbreviated Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, and a trip to Christchurch isn’t ideal if you’re a team low on confidence. I’m not sure of the exact stat, but the Crusaders haven’t lost there in something like 423 years, and so this feels like an obvious pick too. Crusaders by 13

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Hate these obvious picks!! Maybe an upset this weekend??
25 Jun 14:15
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423 years, definitely a margin point there Hutch! Haha
25 Jun 16:29
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The Blues to best The Highlanders by 18

The Crusaders to best The Chiefs by 19
25 Jun 17:59
What's on my mind is that the Chiefs could Sanders becoz in the super rugby the Chiefs beaten the Sanders but this could be the impossible for both team but one will come out on top #C'mon Chiefs
25 Jun 21:40
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You will be going against the grain not picking the 'Sanders'. Chiefs wil have to take the rough with the smooth unless they can show true grit themselves. 27 Jun 02:39
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A fine point Paul, Chiefs are rough around the edges. However, a spit and polish won’t be enough to hide the after effects of a rasping Covid-19 cough. It’s plane all round that a simple veneer can’t extract them from the quick sand. 27 Jun 05:44
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Dear oh dear Angus. We really do need to get out more. DAMN THIS ACCURSED CORONA TO HELL! 27 Jun 11:25
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Whether trapped by obscurity or fame, disease or blame; all we really want is green arrows, yellow caps, and a few global firsts here and there. Too much? 27 Jun 16:18
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Well, that was a close shave KidSavage. The 'Sanders were nearly pipped at the post. Chiefs were polished at the core, so were a tough nut to crack. Perhaps they employed kernel sanders? 28 Jun 07:36
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423 years Great Chirp ha ha
26 Jun 06:34
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Well put Hutch, backing yaa this time!
26 Jun 13:59
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Merci, pour ce tournoi, en France le top 14, est fini C est triste ??, je content de participer. Comme cela je vais apprendre différents championnats de Rugby.??
28 Jun 08:30
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Je sais pas si vous avez entendu parler d' un joueur de rugby qui joue a Bourg en Bresse âge de 19 ans et nationalité Belgique,a entraînement il a fait un malaise et il a été mis dans le COMA, Oui il a été dans le COMA car jeudi 25 juin il s est réveillé , pourtant il est pas connu, mais le RESPECT du rugby, de très nombreux joueurs et anciens joueurs comme D.Carter, lui laisse des messages sur Facebook ou Twitter, merci
28 Jun 08:41