You’d think that the only rugby news revolved entirely around the Lions announcement – but Super rugby Round 9 is this weekend and there are some interesting match ups.
The Hurricanes will heap more trouble on the Brumbies winning by more than 20
The Tahs will take out their frustrations on the Kings – again by 20+
The Lions will similarly knock over the Jaguares – once more by over 20
The Highlanders will pound the Sunwolves – maybe by as many as 50
The Crusaders will preserve their unbeaten record by beating the Stormers – expect the difference to be around 15
My only away prediction is in Perth – where the Chiefs will beat the Force by something like 17
The Bulls will sort oyut the Cheetahs by at least 15
The Rebels have just the one win so far this season – they will still have only one when they leave the Kings Park on Saturday. Sharks by 20 or so.
The ominous strength of the NZ franchises will give Warren Gatland much to think about as he plans for the tour.