Super Rugby Previews

Previews on all the upcoming Super Rugby fixtures, involving teams from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Argentina.

Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Crusaders v Highlanders Preview

Crusaders v Highlanders Quarter-Final Preview

We preview Saturday’s Super rugby quarter-final between the Crusaders and Highlanders being played at AMI Stadium.

The Crusaders host the Chiefs in the only all New Zealand Super Rugby quarter-final happening this year. The hosts have enjoyed a marvellous campaign that has seen them only lose one of the fixtures they’ve played thus far. The visitors haven’t been as prolific but you simply cannot write off the chances of a side that contains Lima Sopoaga, Waisake Noholo and Aaron Smith.
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Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Brumbies v Hurricanes Preview

Brumbies v Hurricanes preview

Our Rugby Scribe previews Friday's Super Rugby semi-final clash between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes.

The first of the weekend's Super Rugby play-off matches pits the Brumbies against the Hurricanes. Despite the Hurricanes earning a whopping 24-more points than the Brumbies over the duration of the round-robin stages, the farcical structure of the current tournament means that the Hurricanes, and not the Brumbies, will travel across the Tasman this week. Still, the 'Canes' 56-21 victory over the same opposition earlier in the tournament, as well as the quality of their performance against the Crusaders last week, means they won't doubt themselves come Friday's kick-off.
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Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Stormers v Chiefs Preview

Stormers versus Chiefs Super Rugby quarter-final preview

The Stormers will be looking to avenge their 2016 quarter-final hiding at the hands of the Chiefs when the two sides meet at Newlands this Saturday evening. 

The last 2017 Super Rugby quarter-final will see the Stormers host the Chiefs for the second successive year. The Capetonians were thumped by the Chiefs at this stage last year going down 21-60 in an extremely open-ended game. Robbie Fleck’s men did manage to exact a spot of revenge over this weekend’s opponents earlier in the year running out 34-24 victors in another try fest.
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Super Rugby: Round 17 (Saturday) Preview

Round 17 Super Rugby Saturday Preview

Our in-house rugby scribe previews all of Saturday's Super Rugby action.

There's a lot on the line this Saturday with home final rights up for grabs. The two sides for who Saturday holds the most importance for are the Lions and Crusaders. The former needs the latter to lose to the Hurricanes in the mid-morning kick-off in order to have a chance of claiming rights to host the final.

While the aforementioned sides respective fixtures will be the main attraction, there are four other games taking place including a North versus South Derby between the Bulls and Stormers.
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Super Rugby 2017: Rebels v Jaguares Preview

Rebels v Jaguares Betting Preview

The Melbourne Rebels will be looking to salvage some pride from a dreadful Super Rugby season when they take on the Jaguares this Friday.

The Melbourne Rebels host the Jaguares of Argentina, with nothing but pride on the line for both sides. The Rebels have been absolutely dreadful this term, managing just one win and one draw from their 14-matches to date, while “Los Pumas” have lost eight, and won just six of theirs – indeed, Friday’s showdown will be more about building towards the future for both teams, with the playoffs way out of their respective reaches.
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Super Rugby 2017: Kings v Cheetahs Preview

Highlanders Versus Reds Betting Preview

We preview this weekend's match between the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs.

The Kings and the Cheetahs are the two South African teams that will not participate in next year’s Super Rugby tournament. SARU confirmed that only four South African teams will participate in next year’s Super Rugby tournament - the Stormers, Bulls, Lions, and Sharks - leaving the Kings and Cheetahs to seek their fortunes in Europe.

The two sides will look to bid Super Rugby farewell in style when they meet in Port Elizabeth this Friday evening.
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Super Rugby 2017: Highlanders v Reds Preview

Highlanders Versus Reds Betting Preview

We preview Friday's Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and the Reds.

After a pulsating six-weeks of British & Irish Lions rugby fever that engulfed the whole of New Zealand, the Kiwi Super Rugby sides now turn their attention back to this, the final week of round-robin action. The Highlanders, having already qualified, will be looking to bring some momentum into next week’s playoffs with a solid showing against a Reds outfit that has an opportunity to finish second-best in Australia with a win on Friday.

Super Rugby 2017: Round 16 (Saturday) Preview

Reds Versus Brumbies Betting Preview

We preview Saturday’s three Super Rugby fixtures, including the clash between the Waratahs and Jaguares. 

The playoff phase is fast approaching and this season’s run-in will be a lot more subdued than last year’s with the majority of the quarter-final participants already decided. Saturday’s three fixtures are all dead-rubbers, which hopefully means we’ll see these teams throw caution to the wind and play some enterprising rugby.