Super Rugby Week 5 PreviewHighlanders v Hurricanes:
Offside Superbru accuracy: 68.18% Last week : 5/7
Hurricanes had an important win over the Crusaders last weekend. They have a balanced side with a good front row, locks, lose forwards and exciting back line. Highlanders will be desperate to win and get back on track. They play at home but they have too many old hands in the team ( Hore, Woodcock, Nonu and Thorn). Their lose forwards are also inexperienced with a fly half out of form. The Hurricanes will take this one.
Bet.co.za : Highlanders
Offside : Hurricanes with 10
Waratahs v Cheetahs:
Cheetahs are on a roll and their team selection are constant.They are playing the same side for the last 3 games and will have confidence from last weekend's win against the Highlanders. They did beat the Waratahs last year in Sydney. Sarel Pretoruis was thrown away by the Waratahs last year and he will try to make a point. Waratahs have no belief in themselves and change their team every week to try to fix their problems. They also don't have any game breakers in the team.
Bet.co.za : Waratahs
Offside : Cheetahs with 9
Kings v Chiefs:
Kings played with passion and their defence was excellent last week against the Sharks. The Chiefs will be too good for the Kings and the wall will break this weekend.
Bet.co.za : Chiefs
Offside : Chiefs with 28
Crusaders v Bulls:
Bulls won all their games so far this year and surprised everyone with a win over the Stormers and the Blues.They have a team with experience and a lot of new talent coming through.
Crusaders lost their first 3 games so far this year. They were a bit unlucky to lose against the Hurricanes last weekend with a intercept try at the end of the game. They are back at home and with a team full of All Backs, desperate to win. They will be a difficult team to beat. This will be a hard game and the bench will play an important roll to the outcome. The Bulls have more experienced and x-factor player on the bench( 4 Springboks) and look better than the Crusaders without any big names on their bench. I am going for the upset.
Bet.co.za : Crusaders.
Offside : Bulls with 5
Reds v Force:
Reds are playing every game better and with Genia back the Force will struggle again this weekend. The Western Force have suffered a double blow for their Super Rugby match against the Reds as winger Nick Cummins and lock Sam Wykes have both been ruled out due to injury.
Bet.co.za : Reds
Offside : Reds with 18
Sharks v Brumbies:
Brumbies are the log leaders and played excellent rugby so far this year. They have a top coach in White and their confidence are high. Sharks are winning but didn't put in a great performance this year. I think the Sharks will improve this weekend and with Daniels back they will create more attacking opportunities.
Bet.co.za : Sharks
Offside : Sharks with 4