After losing to the Chiefs in their first game of SR, Crusader have won 5 in a row, winning this game will make it 6 in a row. Something they haven’t done in 5 years.
Jaguares have made 9 changes for this match and a number of their stars return including team captain and Pumas star Juan Martin Hernandez in at 10.
Crusaders by 14
Rebels vs Hurricanes – kick off 11:45 am Friday
After losing their opening two games of Super Rugby, Hurricanes have recovered well. Canes come from a 40 point win over Jaguares. Rebels should on a high after a historic win over their Aussie rivals the Waratahs.
Hurricanes 5 point win
Cheetahs vs Sunwolves – kick off @ 19:00 Friday
Comfortable win for Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. By 16 points
Blues vs Sharks – kick off 09:35
Tough one. Sharks are one of the few SA sides that do well away from home. Blues haven’t really been that impressive. Played well against the Chiefs last week. Sharks have lost two in a row (at home).
I’ll give it to the Blues by 1 point
Waratahs vs Brumbies – kick off 11:45
Big Aussie Derby. Keen to see the Beale and Folou combination in Midfield. Brumbies are strong in set piece play and were very dominant the last time these two sides met. Waratahs lost to the Rebels a fortnight ago. Tricky call this one
I’ll go for the home side Waratahas by 3
Blue Bulls vs Reds – kick off 17:05
Easy win for Bulls at home. Bulls by 16
Lions vs Stormers – kick off 19:15
Lions by 6