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URC: Semi-Final Predictions

We’ve reached the Semi-final stage of this year’s URC, and there are two exciting clashes to look forward to this weekend.

Here are my United Rugby Championship predictions for the quarter-finals this weekend.



I think the Munster pick is relatively safe, backing the home team that finished at the top of the table, but the other game is harder to call.

This has the potential to be a great ‘European’ rivalry over the coming years, with two heavyweights of the game going head-to-head. The Bulls edged the semi-final in Dublin two years ago, and I’m backing Leinster to get their revenge - they are in danger of finishing another season without a trophy, and there may also be an edge from the Irish World Cup failure, which I think will spur them on.

Feel free to explain in a sensible way why you disagree!

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I'm backing the Bulls. Because they are the underdogs they are dangerous and that will motivate them for the qin
13 Jun 16:51
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Bulls at home will never be the underdogs.it there fortress 14 Jun 09:10
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If you're hoping to make some gains in your league, the only option is to go for the underdogs and how for the best. Might as well.
13 Jun 23:17
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*hope
13 Jun 23:17
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Leinster to beat the Bulls by more than 7 (I know losing bonus points don\'t count for the knock out stages but it would be awesome to see the Bulls getting beaten by more than just a penalty or converted try). Munster also to advance to the final and will face Leinster.
14 Jun 03:08
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Score? 15 Jun 15:47
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En toe? Jou Bek was lekker groot voor die tyd. Lol 15 Jun 17:56
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Kyk ek se min…..want ek smile so lekker!! 15 Jun 23:43
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Larry…..LARRY you still there? 15 Jun 23:47
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LARRY YOU CHAMP HEHEHEHEHEHE LOL... 20 Jun 14:06
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M & L in the final
14 Jun 05:23
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I agree with you 1000000000000000000000 % 14 Jun 06:47
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👍👍👍 14 Jun 12:54
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Seems I'm wrong 16 Jun 06:14
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Munster against Leinster in final
14 Jun 06:58
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I think bulls will win narrowly and head over to Munster for a thriller!!!
14 Jun 07:52
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I'm backing the Bulls on this one with a narrow win over Leinster. Leinster lost their last few games away from their home against the stormers, lions and ulster. Looks like SA weather is a bit tough on them lol!
14 Jun 10:02
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Leinster only lost because they sent their B team to SA. Leinster were keeping their A team for the Champions Cup play offs. So Leinster will be a different team tomorrow. Just because the Bulls beat them back then, doesn\'t mean the same will happen again. 14 Jun 10:30
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And there goes poor Larry again
I have a few points for you Larry
- Pretoria is 1340m above sea level
- the weather tomorrow is sunny and 24 degrees tomorrow
- Loftus will full of Bulls supporters
Sorry dude - Bulls by 5
14 Jun 12:03
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I know all the facts I just want the Bulls to lose 14 Jun 13:08
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Remember Bulls LOST to Munster at Loftus. Having 14 players (Bulls) against 15 (Munster) isn\'t a valid excuse 14 Jun 13:10
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Your choice Larry - I am a avid Lions fan - through thick and thin for 40 years. And then Im a South African so my support goes for any SA team playing a foreign team (even if its the Sharks or the Stormers) 15 Jun 06:46
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Big mouth Larry again, the “sharkies can also go too the finals🤣🙈, they just need to by a ticket at Loftus😜😜😜🤣🤣 15 Jun 08:46
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Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I would say you are more of a big mouth and arrogant as the match hasn\'t even been played yet. 15 Jun 10:55
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@FDL. I know that I should probably support the Bulls or any other team that plays against a team not from SA. The reason I don\'t is because they (especially the Bulls and Stormers) are arrogant when they win and they expect to win and when they don\'t win eg because of a card (yellow or red) they say it\'s because it was 14 against 15. That\'s where I draw a line and will support the visitors. EVERY player in EVERY team knows if they do a dangerous tackle they will be penalized. So the team should rather blame the PLAYER rather than the CARD 15 Jun 11:00
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Remember 47-14 in the regular season when Leinster had the first team out I know this one is at Loftus Versfeld but still we really exposed the wings and exploited the counter U really hope the boys can win out there today 15 Jun 11:25
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Sorry I mean I 15 Jun 11:25
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Score?Larry 15 Jun 15:47
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Well well @Larry
Against a very k@k Scots ref and a TMO that has a reputation for "missing" penalties against all SA teams the Bulls have managed to beat Ireland and not just Leinster.
I agree with you about some SA teams but Stand together! Sorry dude and I got a margin point as well! 15 Jun 16:01
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Didn\'t you watch the game lol? You seem to be asking everyone for the score lol 15 Jun 16:06
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Larry dont worry mabe next year 😂 15 Jun 16:28
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Bulls by 1
14 Jun 11:57
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Bulls gonna win with 3to5 points and Glasgow with 3 Bulls Glasgow final sorry for all your Stomer supporters you are sawer loosers
14 Jun 12:33
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Do I think the Bulls can win? YES. Do I think the Bulls will win???. But I predict a Bulls win just because hulle weet nie wat ons weet nie. Come on Bulls
14 Jun 18:11
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Wat ek weet is: They basically playing a very motivated full Irish team, so no Leinster will win! 14 Jun 18:19
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Hulle weet nie wat ons weet nie. Brilliant Bulle 15 Jun 15:48
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Legend!!! 15 Jun 23:49
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Leinster to win is what the head says. But heart is hoping for an upset and little green arrows......
14 Jun 19:38
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Bulls by 13
15 Jun 05:14
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If you are backing the underdogs ,then back Glasgow Warriors because they more of an underdog than Leinster or the Bulls at Loftus .But Leinster hasn\'t won at Loftus yet in URC but the Bulls have beaten Leinster away already
15 Jun 09:33
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Larry, you are the arrogant poepol here, just too let you know when the sharkies played the ERC final I supported the sharkies i was on my knees in front of the tv, because they were one of our teams “South Africa “ so I suggest you get educated and get a better mindset. I will pray for you🙏
15 Jun 12:11
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Sorry if I sound anti patriotic towards my fellow countrymen. But it\'s just my preference. It would be cool if your team won but l think that Leinster have a stronger team although the altitude might catch up to them. Will see what happens after 90 mins. Good luck to your team 15 Jun 13:43
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Score?Larry 15 Jun 15:48
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It wasn\'t a convincing win - Leinster could have EASILY beaten the Bulls 15 Jun 16:03
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Last week it was 17 (15 Bulls plus 2 refs) vs 15 Benneton players and it worked in the Bulls favour. In every game there has to be a winner and a loser. 15 Jun 16:34
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With a bought ref, the bulls dominate leinster
15 Jun 15:49
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I wouldn\'t say the Bulls dominated Leinster. It was a scrape through win 15 Jun 15:57
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True Storie Lekker Bulle 15 Jun 15:57
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A bought ref? Don't be a sore loser 21 Jun 04:36
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Haai Larry🙌🙌🏉🏉
15 Jun 15:50
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Well done. Hope Munster win in the Munster vs Glasgow game 15 Jun 15:59
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Thanks Larry, hopefully next year your a Bulls supporter 🤣🤣😜😜 15 Jun 16:35
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You might be interested to know that I did put money on the Bulls winning on Hollywood bets lol and I did win some money lol 15 Jun 16:36
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Good luck for you but it is sin in Gods eyes to bet🙈 15 Jun 17:28
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@Blou Bul Champ, I\'ll NEVER be a Bulls fan. Why don\'t you become a Sharks fan instead? They are the EPCR Challenge Cup Champions!!!!! 15 Jun 17:52
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@Blou Bul Champ nothing wrong with betting as long as it\'s not done on a regular basis. I\'ve never gone to the casino though. 15 Jun 19:04
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Larry Larry Larry
I wonder if you are just one of those who loves to seek a reaction (or attention).... Be strong. Maybe next year.
15 Jun 18:27
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I\'m seeking neither. I just put my opinion forward just like everyone else does which everyone is entitled to by the way 15 Jun 19:02
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No probs. Nice to crack some nuts. All in good spirits. 15 Jun 19:22
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Yeah - if only everyone was commenting for the fun of it. Clean banter is fun 15 Jun 19:44
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Larry…. LARRY is still missing!! 15 Jun 23:50
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Arme Larry, sy SuperBru pics het seer gekry.
15 Jun 19:00
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Next week looks like it\'s going to be a cracker. Bulls vs Glasgow. 15 Jun 19:09
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For sure. Warriors will come fully motivated. All depends on discipline and going the full 80. 15 Jun 19:17
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At least it\'s winter so the weather shouldn\'t really affect them as it would in Summer. I also read that the final won\'t be at Loftus... I\'m not joking....It has something to do with the re-inauguration of the president or something.... 15 Jun 19:26
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Even if they play on the moon, Bulls will rock... . 😆 15 Jun 20:32
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ROFLMAO ! That\'s too far fetched lol. That will never happen. 16 Jun 04:16
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Just something that I noticed in the Bulls game and I\'m not trying to start an argument here, Leinster seemed quite comfortable with the altitude. It didn\'t seem to affect them... They weren\'t out of breath unless it was because it was a later game and not as hot as it is in summer....
15 Jun 19:11
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Because we have not started braaing yet boet!!! 15 Jun 23:51
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Where is Larry 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
16 Jun 07:05
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And there it is just like I say it's gonna be Bulls and Glasgow final I hope all the Stomers seporters see ho is the best sorry for all your sore loosers Bulls gonna be the Champions🏆🏆🏆🏆
16 Jun 09:20
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Yes I think so to
17 Jun 15:55
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So wat se windgat Larry nou?
21 Jun 04:29
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Go BULLS. URC CHAMPIONS
21 Jun 04:30