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URC: Round 8 Predictions

The URC returns this weekend, and it’s looking a lot more predictable than the Football World Cup. This is a gift of a GSP this week, with only one or two slightly tricky ones.

Here are my URC predictions for Round 8.



Stormers v Scarlets

Easy home win here, even without the internationals for each team. Stormers by 16

Ulster v Zebre

This will probably get ugly for Zebre, who remain without a win - it’s only going one way in Belfast. Ulster by 26

Benetton v Edinburgh

Probably the only tricky pick of the week, and I’m going with the Scots who put 50 points on Benetton last month. Edinburgh by 4

Bulls v Ospreys

Another straightforward home win. The Ospreys couldn’t win at the Dragons, so they’ve got no chance at Loftus. Bulls by 23

Leinster v Glasgow

Keep an eye out for Leinster’s team news, but they’ve got plenty of quality in their squad that they should maintain their unbeaten record. Leinster by 18

Munster v Connacht

I’m expecting Munster to wake up a little after the international break, starting with a victory at Thomond to raise the spirits. Munster by 9

Lions v Dragons

Two wins in a row for the Dragons is something of a streak for them, but it’s likely to come to an end in Johannesburg. The conditions at altitude coming into the South African summer are about as different as they can get to Newport in November. Lions by 18

Sharks v Cardiff

And yet another comfortable home win to bring home the GSP on Sunday evening. The Sharks will win seeing as Cardiff only like to play in Wales by the looks of things. Sharks by 13

England v South Africa

Not in the URC, but after being held to a draw by the All Blacks last week, I expect England to finish their November campaign with a win 😉 England by 6



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Cant argue with any of your pics, including the Bokke to lose by 3 (another theft at the death by the ref)
24 Nov 13:00
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Agree with all except the Bulls game. Ospreys to shock the Bulls. Ospreys to win by more than 7. Will really make my weekend if Ospreys win. Sharks to win by more than 20.
24 Nov 13:35
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Never is a long time but the Ospeys will never win at Loftus.
24 Nov 14:16
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Hi Hutch,
are we going to have a fantasy for the Heineken Champions Cup?
24 Nov 15:28
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@Die Skin - Never say Never. There's always a first time which will be fantastic.
24 Nov 15:33
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Sorry, I mean @Die Skim
24 Nov 19:21
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Last time that England played the All Blacks, the following week the Springboks beat England 32 - 12 😄
25 Nov 03:31
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I think that England will be wanting some revenge for losing to the Springboks at the 2019 RWC final
25 Nov 03:39
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We all know what is going to happen with England/SA game regarding SA fans.
SA Win,,,,,best ref ever,no complaints.
SA lose,,,,ref blaming by the victims,ban the ref for life,let's make ref blaming videos.
Not very difficult to predict what SA will say and do. 25 Nov 06:16
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NZAB - xenophobic comments are not welcome. 25 Nov 15:58
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NZAB,yes it is sad!
I am a big SPRINGBOK supporter but what we are doing now is not great, especially our director of rugby!
25 Nov 08:15
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We want to be a force and the no.1 team in world rugby,we don't want the people to dislike us.
25 Nov 08:16
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I AGREEB@NZAB and @Die Skim. What will probably have to happen in the future is that like for a citing hearing, the final score will be confirmed by the Wednesday after an independent panel of refs have reviewed the whole game and will add or deduct points as necessary.
25 Nov 08:37
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What I just mentioned above, should be tested at the 2023 RWC
25 Nov 08:38
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100% Larry.
25 Nov 09:28
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A reminder to all whom is blaming Rassie for his tweets. In 1995 (when the All Blacks lost against the Springboks in the final of the worldcup)the latter blamed someone at their hotel where they were staying,for poisoning their food the previous evening. Is that OK by all you smartvrate? When the Springbokke defeat the British and Irish Lions last for interfering with the play of the game (WATER ASSISTANT) why did you say nothing? Matter of the fact is that every rugby playing country in the world escapes punishment but when South Africa is in the line of fire, even the supporters tun coat
26 Nov 09:18
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Sorry, that should read " the first mentioned"
26 Nov 09:20
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En daar Knak die Bokke die Rose in hulle eie agterplaas
27 Nov 10:55