Former Wallabies give Super Rugby predictions, pick breakout stars

It would appear on form, and history in the last year or two, that a number of the New Zealand teams are probably going to be pretty competitive — and consistently competitive. What's Your Rugby IQ? European Darts Championship Snooker Welsh Open By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Post navigation

Chiefs v Bulls (Waikato Stad)

Highlanders v Crusaders (Forsyth Barr St)

The Sharks won in Canberra last season, and they should have some more confidence after dispatching the Sunwolves for their first win of the season. The Stormers are back in Cape Town after a tough tour on which they lost all three matches to the Waratahs, Crusaders and Highlanders. They also have injury problems, particularly in the back three, and half of the squad has been hit by a flu outbreak!

They beat them last season! Jaguares v Reds After a dreadful start to the season, the Reds have somehow won their last two matches in Brisbane, but now travel to Buenos Aires, where the Jaguares are tough to beat. The Jags overcame the Waratahs last week, and should beat the Reds here as they did last season. Waratahs v Rebels A best-ever start to a season for the Rebels, with three bonus point wins from three matches.

They have won every game by an average of 23 points, and now they welcome the Waratahs back from their gruelling tour of Africa and Argentina, which involved 30,km and 60 hours of flying in the last two weeks. The Tahs have a bye up next and will just want to get to that week off.

The defeat of the Lions did not come as a total surprise. The Blues exploited the new scrummage law far better. This is what I found in the South African.

The scrum-half must throw the ball in straight but is allowed to align their shoulder on the middle line of the scrum, therefore allowing them to stand a shoulder width towards their own side of the middle line. Once the ball touches the ground in the tunnel, any front-row player may use either foot to try to win possession of the ball. The conference winners and best wildcard team hosted the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinal winners progressed to the semifinal, and the winners of the semifinals advanced to the final. The table below shows each team's progression throughout the season. For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets:. The fixtures for the Super Rugby competition were released on 21 September The top ten try and point scorers during the Super Rugby season are: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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