Super Rugby Round 6 Preview

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TattsBet's Super Rugby Expert Mark Connors Dale previews Round 6. Image courtesy of www.couriermail.com.au

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Highlanders v

Hurricanes


Friday, 4:35pm(AEST)

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Match Tips



Head-to-Head



Hurricanes

1st Scoring Play



Hurricanes try 

 

#HIGvHUR   

     


This local derby will be very tight with a winner hard to pick. Both teams play a very physical style of game, and will also be looking to move the ball around to attack from anywhere on the field. On consistency, I have to lean towards the Hurricanes, but playing away from home, will make their task even harder.




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Rebels v Lions


Friday, 6:40pm (AEST)

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Match Tips



Head-to-Head



Rebels

Margin



Rebels 1-12

 

#REBvLIO   

     


The Rebels will see this as a must win home game. However they haven’t been done any favours after the Lions copped a hiding last week at the hands of the Crusaders. I expect a much better effort from the Lions this week, but favour the Rebels, whose confidence and composure are building nicely.




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Crusaders v Cheetahs


Saturday, 4:35pm (AEST)

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Match Tips



Head-to-Head



Crusaders

1st Half Line



Cheetahs +8 

 

#CRUvCHE    

      


The Crusaders enjoyed having a number of their stars back playing last week and they should be even better this week after some much needed game time. While the Cheetahs will be willing in both attack and defence, the men from Christchurch will have too much class and should win well.




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Bulls v Force


Sunday, 1:05am (AEST)

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Match Tips



Head-to-Head



Bulls

Margin



Bulls 1-12 

 

#BULvFOR              


The Bulls come off a bye and will be looking to monster the Force, who are still looking vulnerable after a spate of recent losses. While the Force should put up a better fight, I expect the Bulls to be too skilful and powerful at home




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Sharks v Chiefs


Sunday, 3:10am (AEST)

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Match Tips



Head-to-Head



Chiefs

1st Scoring Play



Sharks try 

 

#SHAvCHI   

     


This will be a keenly contested match-up with the Sharks back into winning form and playing at home, where they always play well. Their win last week against the Cheetahs, though, does not have me convinced they can match the pace and the power of the Chiefs, who are in great form.




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Waratahs v Brumbies


Sunday, 3:05pm (AEST)

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Match Tips



Head-to-Head



Waratahs

Half/Full Double



Brumbies/Tahs 

 

#WARvBRU 

    


This clash is usually billed as the match of the round but often turns into a tense arm wrestle. The Brumbies will have the better game plan but the Tahs might just have the physicality and match winners to see them home. The team that wins the battle of the contact area will come out in front here.






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