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Super Rugby Round Sixteen Predictions!

In Round 15 I managed 6 out of 7, which was slightly better than the community average, but I missed all the margin ranges, and with 21,717 people winning Grand Slam Points, I can see some red arrows.



Congratulations to Kobus Grobler who had the Yellow Cap in my 'Challenge Hutch' pool last weekend. Kobus had a GSP with a MP in every game other than the Rebels' hammering of the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Just like last week, this round's picks appear to get tricker as the weekend goes on. Here are my Super Rugby predictions for Round 16.



Blues v Bulls

With Handre Pollard still absent for the Bulls, and no Duane Vermeulen this week either, they are a different prospect to the side that has beaten the Lions, Sharks and Rebels away from home this season. The Blues have won the last two against them at Eden Park, and I think they'll win this one too. Blues by 9

Rebels v Waratahs

The 'Tahs have won 9 of the last 10 against the Rebels, but yet my instinct is to pick the home team here. The Rebels need a win to keep up with the Brumbies in the Aussie conference, whilst a defeat for the Waratahs would likely end their playoff hopes. Rebels by 6

Sunwolves v Brumbies

Three thumpings in four matches doesn't bode well for the Sunwolves, and now they face the best Aussie side in the competition. How many will it be? Brumbies by 28

Chiefs v Crusaders

This one is taking place in Suva, so home advantage won't be a factor, and given the Chiefs are having such a tough season and haven't beaten the Crusaders in their last 5 meetings, I can only see another win for the champions. Crusaders by 13

Reds v Jaguares

The Jaguares are enjoying a very successful tour, with wins over the Hurricanes and the Waratahs in the past fortnight. One last push here against the weakest of their tour opposition should see them return home in pole position for the playoffs. Jaguares by 8

Sharks v Hurricanes

This is a tricky one to call, not least because the Sharks this season have been outstanding one week and awful the next. The Hurricanes lost to the Jaguares at home before a bye week, and haven't won in Durban since 2005, but instinct is saying pick them anyway. Hurricanes by 2

Lions v Stormers

The Lions have two home games in their last three, which are looking like must-win fixtures if they are to qualify for the knockout stages. The loser of this game will be unlikely to make it, and with 4 wins in the last 5 meetings between these teams, I'm backing the Lions. Lions by 9

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12,334 caps
I agree with all the predictions you have made. Similar to mine.
30 May 11:50
29,151 caps
Hard to argue with these predictions, but I'm hoping for at least one upset!
30 May 12:34
29,151 caps
Ah Fekkit Bulls... How many predicted the draw Hutch? 31 May 09:26
4,773 caps
All my margins are within 4 of yours however I'm leaning the other way for the 50/50 game with the Sharks by 1.
30 May 12:50
5,111 caps
Upset reds to beat the jaguers
30 May 17:22
18,030 caps
You were absolutely wrong
1 Jun 17:57
12,334 caps
Blues by 15 points against the Bulls
Rebels by 5 points against the Waratahs
Brumbies by 35 points against the Sunwolves
Crusaders by 13 points against the Chiefs
Jaguares by 8 points against the Reds
Hurricanes by 10 points against the Sharks
Lions by 7 points against the Stormers
30 May 17:31
15,724 caps
Stormers to just pip the Snoil...
31 May 04:31
29,151 caps
you have read my mind... 31 May 09:05
2,405 caps
Lets hope theres no more draws...picks look close to same
31 May 19:07
18,030 caps
Bulls 22 Blues 22 , so pattern of fix games continue , 1 Jun 17:57
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