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URC: Round 13 Predictions

There are some tough picks to make this week, and there are two notable clashes at the top and bottom of the table.

Here are my picks for Round 13 of the United Rugby Championship.



I think the Bulls have a chance in Dublin in the top-of-the-table battle, but a home win looks most likely and I actually suspect it will be relatively comfortable by the end.

Elsewhere, I’ve backed the Sharks to win again, and Glasgow to beat the Scarlets, whilst the others look relatively straightforward.

What do you think? Which ones do you disagree with?

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I'm backing Lions and Connacht for wins.
28 Mar 12:02
Yeah exactly Theo- Lions away are fantastic! However I think Benetton have their Internationals back and will be back to business again this week!
28 Mar 12:23
Bulls to beat Leinster. Ireland are not at the top of their game at the moment. No Sexton, no Ringrose. Ringrose's absence is making a significant difference to the team performance.
28 Mar 12:24
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Leinster will win. 28 Mar 12:48
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Leinster will definitely win and will also deny the Bulls any points. Sharks to grab a 5 pointer by getting 4 or more tries and will win by more than 10 points and Ulster to upset the Stormers by also denying them a losing bonus point 28 Mar 13:14
I actually think Sharks will win Larry and agree entirely, but so will the Stormers, and so might the Bulls. 28 Mar 13:29
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Maybe the other 2 teams will be lucky. I\'m glad that you agree that the Sharks will win. Next weekend the ICC and EPCR resumes and the Sharks take on Zebre in the round of 16. So we need a win on Saturday to keep the winning momentum going. 28 Mar 15:25
You also said "Wales will win" V Italy. Have you seen the Bulls backline? Arendse, Moodie, Willie Le Roux. Leinster no Ringrose, Sexton, no Hugo Keenan. Le Roux is the best fullback in the world. Jake White would love to get one over Jacques Nienaber, and Jake has a coaching pedigree of coaching players to become Springboks. Let's say Leinster "might" win. But Bulls are peaking and have learnt how to play away in Europe. And have beaten Leinster away last time. So, the same again?
28 Mar 13:09
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sexton has retired lol 28 Mar 15:39
My point exactly- he has retired - and he was the captain, and he used to drive STANDARDS. And Ringrose is a similar player like him who helps other players prepare their own games, beyond just being good himself. So Ireland/ Leinster are the less for the loss of those two players, because of the effect on the TEAM. 28 Mar 17:34
So a backline of Harry Byrne, Jamie Osborne, Henshaw, Russell and Larmour...not quite the same as Sexton, Ringrose, Henshaw, Jimmy O'Brien and Hugo Keenan. It's just not quite the same side! 28 Mar 17:39
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Leinster big guns are back so will make a difference. 29 Mar 10:01
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The Greatest Schoeman,
Larry will always pick against The Bulls and Stormers,
Go Bulls,Stormers and Lions!
28 Mar 14:22
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It worked in the urc final when I was the one of the few South Africans to predict Munster to best the Stormers in the Final. I agree that my predictions haven\'t always gone my way but I\'ll keep on predicting against the Stormers and Bulls and occasionally the Lions. 28 Mar 15:29
I've noticed that!
28 Mar 15:14
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Maybe the other 2 teams will be lucky. I\'m glad that you agree that the Sharks will win. Next weekend the ICC and EPCR resumes and the Sharks take on Zebre in the round of 16. So we need a win on Saturday to keep the winning momentum going.
28 Mar 15:26
Well get lucky 😉 you are class !
28 Mar 17:49
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LARRY YOU ARE BIASED AGAINST RSA TEAMS STORMERS TO WIN by 15 BULLS LIONS WILL BE CLOSE RSA TEAMS NOT GOOD IN WET WEATHER SKIM YOU ARE SO RIGHT ANDY
28 Mar 17:52
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GO GO BOK PLAYERS
28 Mar 17:55
Lions, Bulls are well coached
28 Mar 17:58
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Cian Healy 1 Gerhard Steenekamp
Ronan Kelleher 2 Akker van der Merwe
Michael Alaalatoa 3 Wilco Louw
Ross Molony 4 Ruan Vermaak
Joe McCarthy 5 Ruan Nortje
Ryan Baird 6 Marco van Staden
Josh van der Flier 7 Elrigh Louw
Jack Conan 8 Marcell Coetzee
Luke McGrath 9 Embrose Papier
Harry Byrne 10 Johan Goosen
James Lowe 11 Devon Williams
Jamie Osborne 12 David Kriel
Robbie Henshaw 13 Canan Moodie
Rob Russell 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse
Jordan Larmour 15 Willie Le Roux
Bench
Dan Sheehan 16 Johan Grobbelaar
Michael Milne 17 Simphiwe Matanzima
Tadhg Furlong 18 Morne Smith
Jason Jenkins 19 Reinhardt Ludwig
Caelan Doris 20 Celimpilo Gumede
Jamison Gibson-Park 21 Zak Burger
Ross Byrne 22 Chris Smith
Liam Turner 23 Harold Vorster
28 Mar 17:59
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Most of Leister first choice and international players are back
28 Mar 18:00
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LARRY WHY ARE YOU NOW SO QUIET
28 Mar 20:35
I think Larry is a bit tongue-in-cheek!
28 Mar 20:52
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No need to shout
28 Mar 23:03
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I\'m a Sharks fan and will always be one. The other SA teams are good but get a bit arrogant when they win. They then make excuses if they lose and blame the ref.
29 Mar 10:19
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Feeling like SA teams might be peaking at the right time....going for 4/4...but some closer than would be liked, even ugly
29 Mar 13:38
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Who is the only team in the URC that beat Leinster in 2022 and 2023 home and away? The bulls. I'm going for the bulls
29 Mar 14:25
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leinster win so 29 Mar 15:10
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Bulls won\'t be as lucky this time. Leinster have most (if not all) of their international players so that they (Leinster) will be favorites to win.
29 Mar 18:34
Just keep watching that scoreboard! Ticking over with pens.
29 Mar 19:53
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Leinster 47-14. Told ya
29 Mar 21:53
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Yup. I knew that the Bulls would be taught a lesson. Maybe they were a bit unlucky with one or 2 of the refs decisions but it is what it is I guess. Glasgow need to beat Scarlets to drop the Bulls to 3rd 30 Mar 00:50
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Bulls were down by 1 point at half time and lost by 33. Perhaps they were only unlucky with the ref for one half the match???🧐 30 Mar 11:44
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No Bulls just played badly. Leinster are top of the log for a reason and they will host the final and will be crowned the rightful champions of the 2023/24 URC Season 30 Mar 19:43
Quite right Jonathan!
30 Mar 08:04
Well done
30 Mar 08:04
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SuperRef watch the highlights
30 Mar 12:29
Larry!!! You’ve jinxed it.
30 Mar 18:07
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Lol. I\'m honoured. Stormers got lucky. They didn\'t deserve to win. Wasn\'t their best performance. It was shocking to put it mildly
30 Mar 19:39
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LARRY IS SUPPORT STORMERS RATHER AN UGLY WIN THAN A LOSS A MIS IS AS GOOD AS A MILE
31 Mar 08:42
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I guess so. But it was far from the quality rugby that Stormers usually play 31 Mar 13:41
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LARRY I AGREE
31 Mar 17:44
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Stop using caps
31 Mar 19:43