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URC: Round 13 Predictions

The URC returns this week, and the main consideration is which squads will be most heavily-affected by international call-ups ahead of the Six Nations next week.

Here are my URC predictions for Round 13.

Scarlets v Bulls

If both teams were at full-strength, I’d back the Scarlets, but I fancy the Bulls for this one. Bulls by 4

Ulster v Stormers

This is a really tough pick, and although most people will pick the travelling Stormers, I’m going with a home win for Ulster. Ulster by 2

Benetton v Munster

This Italian team is clearly tough to beat at home, and I keep falling into the trap, but... Munster by 4

Dragons v Glasgow

This would normally be a big win for Glasgow, but with a few absentees, it could be closer than it might have been. Glasgow by 7

Leinster v Cardiff

Leinster will be the most heavily-affected squad providing many players to Ireland, but they also have the greatest depth and should be too strong for Cardiff. Leinster by 13

Edinburgh v Sharks

This is another tough one, and whilst the Sharks’ record away from home is not the greatest, I still fancy them for a win here with some of the home players missing. Sharks by 4

Connacht v Lions

Connacht have beaten the likes of Munster and the Sharks at home this season, and should win this one against the Lions. Connacht by 7

Zebre v Ospreys

Could this be a first win for the Zebre? I’m not brave enough to pick it. Ospreys by 4

Round 13 also includes a fixture between the Sharks and the Stormers next weekend as they make up a game in hand while no other clubs are playing due to the start of the Six Nations. On Superbru, this means it's a double fixture round for both the Sharks and the Stormers, meaning players from those teams have two opportunities to score points in our fantasy game.

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Scarlets by 8 ; Sharks by 12 ; the rest, are tricky but seem like the right choice.
27 Jan 12:04
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Do sth with those stupid limits, i have only three players available on all my benched and field players, too many changes in squads too many new players, have to give up with this round
27 Jan 14:33
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Hey Marcin. There will be many brus in the same position, so you can still score reasonably and get a few green arrows. Three wings, three loose forwards and a hooker; with one of your wings on kicking duty, is enough to get you a decent score. 27 Jan 15:01
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Sharks and Stormers play two games lads so pick wisely 27 Jan 18:04
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You can make as many transfers as you want - it just costs you 10 points per transfer after the first six. These players will be gone for six weeks, so you may as well lose 100 points out of the nearly 2000 I have and build a new squad 27 Jan 18:15
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Zebre won't get a better chance to win a game this season - got to be worth a try
27 Jan 16:42
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First time i agree with all your picks, the absence of the six nations players makes it a lot easier
27 Jan 18:02
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I know this is rugby, but no FA Cup predictions
27 Jan 19:24
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@TheVikingKing what happened to the Bulls? Seems like with me picking against the Bulls is finally paying off. I'll never stop picking against the Bulls even if the Bulls (by some miracle or fluke) reach the 1/4 final or semi final, I'll still pick against them even if it means supporting a non South African team.
28 Jan 20:02
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Bulls 4th on the overall log, the sharks are 7th. So what you so happy about??
28 Jan 21:39
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Lol that's true. Sharks are the only SA team that won this weekend plus sharks have 2 games in hand so we can easily catch up to the Bulls and if we win our remaining games, we could pass the Bulls. I love this friendly banter
29 Jan 04:19
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That is alot of "ifs". And the Bulls was the only SA team that won three weekends ago. But for now, the Sharks are 7th and the Might Bulls are 4th... I am happy to live in that world.
29 Jan 06:09
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I got 8/8 this week. How did you guys do.
29 Jan 18:18
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Well done Leon, now you just need to correctly pick the outcome of the Sharks v Stormers to get the Slam Point. Good luck! I went for Bulls, but the Scarlets were too good. Only 8% got it right, so you should be in for a lot of green arrows. 30 Jan 07:31
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Sounds fishy to me.
29 Jan 21:32
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Yea thanks, picked the Sharks for Saturday.
30 Jan 09:38
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Definitely not Top Gun
30 Jan 09:39
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31 Jan 18:14
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One game away from grand slam points. Go Sharks!!
4 Feb 10:02