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URC: Round 3 Predictions

The GSP was on last week, until the final two fixtures saw big upsets as the Lions beat Ospreys and Dragons somehow overturned Munster.

There are a few tricky picks this weekend as well...

Here are my URC predictions for Round 3.

Bulls v Connacht

We start off with an easy one, with the Bulls at home against Connacht, who have shipped over 70 points across their two matches so far. Bulls by 16

Cardiff v Lions

Can the Lions win two away games in a row? Cardiff were thrashed by Glasgow, but if they can beat Munster at home, they should beat the Lions. Cardiff by 6

Ulster v Leinster

This should be a great fixture to watch, but it’s a tough pick to make. Home advantage just tips the balance in Ulster’s favour for me, although it could go either way. Ulster by 2

Stormers v Edinburgh

The Scots nearly shocked the Bulls, but the Stormers should take them seriously as a result and I’m expecting a home win. Stormers by 9

Ospreys v Glasgow

This is another tough one, but on the basis that Ospreys have been very close to two wins so far, I’m picking a home win. Ospreys by 4

Munster v Zebre

Finally an easy one, although the Zebre have been better than expected so far, picking up two losing bonus points already. Munster by 18

Benetton v Scarlets

I’m still loathe to pick the Italians to win, but it looks like they’ll be tough to beat at home this season. Benetton by 4

Dragons v Sharks

Can the Dragons build on their victory over Munster last week? Probably not, the Sharks should win comfortably. Sharks by 16

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The Cardiff team players numbers are mixed up . As well as the Lions team . No 1 must be no 15 etc....
29 Sep 12:47
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Not so shore about Cardiff/Lions and Ospreys/Glasgow!
29 Sep 13:25
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As long as South Africa keep losing, then I am happy and all their fans can love their rubbish loadshedding all day, everyday
29 Sep 13:40
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You're not making sense. Does the NRL not have concussion protocols? 29 Sep 15:17
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My guy, it will be a SA final again. #Stormers 6 Oct 08:18
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NRL-NZ legend 912# Poephol!!!!
29 Sep 15:55
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Moet jou nie steer aan daai idiot nie, hulle is almal jealous ******** 29 Sep 17:31
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Dreaded head jou moer man...
29 Sep 17:34
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Sorry NRL- NZ legend 912...
29 Sep 17:38
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Well so far no Sa team lost so far probly still sour about the world cup mate move on tuff fixtures to call this week had look at the sharks team not so good dragons at home look dangerous and Ulster &Leinster tuff call but feel Leinster wil come out on top the lions don't write them off
29 Sep 19:46
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Its still too early to see trends. Most opening games can almost be discarded as outlier results. Insuffcient data for home v away form variance. The Fantasy Points per player are a useful guide though. Normally I'd do my score predictions first as a basis for picking my Fantasy but perhaps I should do them the other way around?

Don't discount players from losing teams if they are high scoring defeats. Trickiest teams to figure out those with form the opposite to what was expected - will the bubble burst & when will normal good service resume. We should get answers this round.
30 Sep 14:00