Super Rugby - Round 2 Preview

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TattsBet rugby expert Mark 'Buzzard' Connors previews Round 2 Super Rugby action. Image courtesy of Fox Sports/Getty Images

Chiefs Super Rugby Logo

Chiefs

v

Brumbies


Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Friday, February 20
4.35 PM (AEST)

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This will be a titanic clash with both sides showing good early season form. However, with the Brumbies inspirational leader (Pocock) injured again, I will lean the way of the home side here.

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Pick: Chiefs to win.




Rebels Super Rugby Logo

Rebels

v

Waratahs


AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday, February 20
6.40 PM (AEST)


Warratahs Super Rugby Logo




The Rebels were outstanding last start, but will be up against a Waratahs side & coach seething over a sub-par display last week. I expect the Tahs will bring the aggression their coach is looking for to this clash and claim the win.

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Pick: Tahs to win.




Bulls Super Rugby Logo

Bulls

v

Hurricanes


Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Saturday, February 21
3.10 AM (AEST)


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The Bulls were very poor last week and should improve markedly, though they will be up against a confident Hurricanes side with excellent defence. We should see a few tries scored here, but I'll lean the Bulls way in a match that could go either way.

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Pick: Bulls to win.




Highlanders Super Rugby Logo


Highlanders 

v

Crusaders


Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday, February 21
4.35 PM (AEST)


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The Highlanders have their first start for the season against a Crusaders outfit coming off a loss and looking a little underdone. I'll lean to the home side, though they will need to muscle-up to claim the win.

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Pick: Highlanders to win.




Reds Super Rugby Logo


Reds 

v

Western Force


Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, February 21
6.40 PM (AEST)


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The Reds were woeful last week and will need a dramatic improvement to match up against the giant killing Force. The Force have also been a bogey side for the Reds in recent years, so the home side will require a monumental effort to win. I'll lean their way and suggest the wet weather could benefit the Reds.

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Pick: Reds to bounce back with a win.




Stormers Super Rugby Logo


Stormers 

v

Blues


Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town
Sunday, February 22
1.05 AM (AEST)


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The Stormers will be super confident after their win last week and I am tipping another upset here. The Blues didn’t show enough last start to get too excited about their side.

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Pick: Stormers to win again.




Sharks Super Rugby Logo


Sharks 

v

Lions


King Park Stadium, Durban
Sunday, February 22
3.10 AM (AEST)


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The Sharks usually bounce back quickly after a poor effort and I expect the same again this year. The Lions do though have the spirit to make this a contest, but the home side will prevail.  

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Pick: Sharks to win.






Mark Connors



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