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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:49 am 
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Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Hurricanes v Brumbies - Palmerston North
Rebels v Highlanders - Melbourne

Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Chiefs v Sunwolves - Hamilton
Reds v Crusaders - Brisbane
Sharks v Stormers - Durban
Lions v Bulls - Johannesburg
Jaguares v Blues - Buenos Aires


Ahahaha, the Chiefs get to battle the Sunwolves for the bottom of the table bragging rights. Honestly I'm gonna be a bit nervous about this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Hurricanes v Brumbies - Palmerston North


Palmerston North :blush:
Probably feel like a home game for the Brumbies.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:44 am 
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KINGS OF THE LINEOUT

Success at the lineout is crucial for success on the scoreboard and Super Rugby 2019 is no exception. Already this campaign we’ve seen the cream rise to the top at this set piece and it looks destined to be a pivotal part of many teams’ tilts at the trophy this season.

The Bulls have proven themselves as the team to beat at the throw this campaign - they are the only team to have played in both rounds and maintain a 100% success rate at the lineout.

The Rebels are also flawless from their sole game thus far in the campaign, while the Jaguares are well and truly announced as competitors with a success rate of 96%.

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Only six of the tournament’s 15 teams currently sit at a success rate of 90% or higher this season, while the Queensland Reds anchor the table with a lowly rate of just 63% on their own throw.

It’s no surprise to see Bulls pair Schalk Brits and Corniel Els at the top of the charts as the most successful throwers in the season thus far.

We’re just two rounds in, but already the Bulls hookers stand alone as the only players to have made 10+ throws and maintain a 100% throw success rate.

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Fellow South African Malcolm Marx is not far behind with a respectable success rate of 94% this campaign. The Lions hooker has made a competition-high 31 throws, making his figure all the more impressive.

It’s been the New Zealand teams who have shown less discipline on the throw, with the highest ranked thrower for a New Zealand outfit this season coming in at seventh. The Crusaders’ Andrew Makalio has been successful with 16 of his 18 throws this season for a success rate eight percentage points higher than that of any other New Zealand-based player.

Lineout success has been the catalyst behind the successes of the Bulls and Lions this season, with each picking up at least three quarters of their tries on possession originating from a lineout win. In fact, nine of the 15 teams in Super Rugby 2019 have scored at least half their tries on possession originating from a lineout win, a testament to how crucial success is at the throw.

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https://super.rugby/superrugby/news/kings-of-the-lineout/


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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Hurricanes v Highlanders - Wellington
Rebels v Brumbies - Melbourne

Sat, 09 Mar 2019
Blues v Sunwolves - North Harbour
Crusaders v Chiefs - Christchurch
Waratahs v Reds - Sydney
Bulls v Sharks - Pretoria
Lions v Jaguares - Johannesburg


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:21 am 
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Betting:

Hurricanes 1.38
Highlanders 3.75
Handicap: Hurricanes -8

Rebels 1.61
Brumbies 2.6
Handicap: Rebels -4

Crusaders 1.17
Chiefs 7.5
Handicap: Crusaders -15

Blues 1.18
Sunwolves 6.0
Handicap: Blues -14

Waratahs 1.4
Reds 3.6
Handicap: Waratahs -8

Lions 1.36
Los Jaguares 4.0
Handicap: Lions -9

Bulls 1.62
Sharks 2.62
Handicap: Bulls -4

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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Super Rugby Team of the Week
15 Will Jordan (Crusaders)
14 Gerard van den Heever (Sunwolves)
13 Alex Nankivell (Chiefs)
12 Ngani Laumape (Hurricanes)
11 Ramiro Moyano (Jaguares)
10 Handré Pollard (Bulls)
9 TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)
8 Whetu Douglas (Crusaders)
7 Marcos Kremer (Jaguares)
6 Shannon Frizell (Highlanders)
5 Michael Allardice (Chiefs)
4 Eben Etzebeth (Stormers)
3 Owen Franks (Crusaders)
2 Dane Coles (Hurricanes)
1 Dylan Smith (Lions).


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:35 am 
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Next:
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Chiefs v Hurricanes - Hamilton
Brumbies v Waratahs - Canberra 19:45

Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Highlanders v Crusaders - Dunedin
Stormers v Jaguares - Cape Town
Lions v Rebels - Johannesburg
Sunwolves v Reds - Tokyo

Bye - Sharks, Bulls, Blues


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:46 am 
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The Bulls vs Crusaders match at Loftus on May 10 is already shaping as a season defining game. Both teams are playing well and have lots of depth.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:46 am 
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The Bulls vs Crusaders match at Loftus on May 10 is already shaping as a season defining game. Both teams are playing well and have lots of depth.

I'm not that convinced about the Bulls yet although they have beaten the other SA teams well.

They are trying to play a basic, error-free game and force the opponents into giving away penalties. They seem to be uninterested in really kicking on and put their opponents to the sword. In the Lions and Sharks games they were happy to just protect their leads in the second half, or else they allowed their opponents back in the game.

Based on what has happened so far this season I think the Saders will thrash them. The Saders has the forward pack to compete and the skills to score against them


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Ali's Choice wrote:
The Bulls vs Crusaders match at Loftus on May 10 is already shaping as a season defining game. Both teams are playing well and have lots of depth.

I'm not that convinced about the Bulls yet although they have beaten the other SA teams well.

They are trying to play a basic, error-free game and force the opponents into giving away penalties. They seem to be uninterested in really kicking on and put their opponents to the sword. In the Lions and Sharks games they were happy to just protect their leads in the second half, or else they allowed their opponents back in the game.

Based on what has happened so far this season I think the Saders will thrash them. The Saders has the forward pack to compete and the skills to score against them

It's at Loftus. Bulls will take it.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 am 
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Betting:

Chiefs 3.55
Hurricanes 1.33
Handicap: Hurricanes -8

Brumbies 1.91
Waratahs 2.1
Handicap: Brumbies -1

Stormers 1.53
Los Jaguares 2.78
Handicap: Stormers -5

Sunwolves 1.73
Reds 2.42
Handicap: Sunwolves -3

Highlanders 3.65
Crusaders 1.44
Handicap: Crusaders -8

Lions 1.4
Rebels 3.2
Handicap: Lions -7


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:45 am 
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Jensrsa wrote:
Betting:

Chiefs 3.55
Hurricanes 1.33
Handicap: Hurricanes -8

Brumbies 1.91
Waratahs 2.1
Handicap: Brumbies -1

Stormers 1.53
Los Jaguares 2.78
Handicap: Stormers -5

Sunwolves 1.73
Reds 2.42
Handicap: Sunwolves -3

Highlanders 3.65
Crusaders 1.44
Handicap: Crusaders -8

Lions 1.4
Rebels 3.2
Handicap: Lions -7

Why would any normal sole waste money on sport betting?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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OomPB wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Betting:

Chiefs 3.55
Hurricanes 1.33
Handicap: Hurricanes -8

Brumbies 1.91
Waratahs 2.1
Handicap: Brumbies -1

Stormers 1.53
Los Jaguares 2.78
Handicap: Stormers -5

Sunwolves 1.73
Reds 2.42
Handicap: Sunwolves -3

Highlanders 3.65
Crusaders 1.44
Handicap: Crusaders -8

Lions 1.4
Rebels 3.2
Handicap: Lions -7

Why would any normal sole waste money on sport betting?

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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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Match Chiefs v Hurricanes @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Date Friday 15 March
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Mike Fraser
AR1 Brendon Pickerill
AR2 Nick Hogan
TMO Shane McDermott


Match Brumbies v Waratahs @ GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date Friday 15 March
Kick-off 19:45 local
Referee Glen Jackson
AR1 Jordan way
AR2 Amy Perrett
TMO James Leckie


Match Stormers v Jaguares @ DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Date Friday 15 March
Kick-off 19:10 local
Referee Jaco Peyper
AR1 Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2 Rasta Rasivhenge
TMO Christe du Preez


Match Sunwolves v Reds @ Prince Chichibu Stadium, Tokyo
Date Saturday 16 March
Kick-off 13:15 local
Referee Damon Murphy
AR1 Shuhei Kubo
AR2 Aki Aso
TMO Minoru Fuji


Match Highlanders v Crusaders @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Date Saturday 16 March
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Brendon Pickerill
AR1 Mike Fraser
AR2 James Doleman
TMO Glenn Newman


Match Lions v Rebels @ Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg
Date Saturday 16 March
Kick-off 15:05 local
Referee Egon Seconds
AR1 Jaco Peyper
AR2 Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO Willie Vos


Bye: Bulls, Sharks, Blues


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:37 am 
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Blues v Highlanders - Auckland

Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Hurricanes v Stormers - Wellington
Waratahs v Crusaders - Sydney
Bulls v Chiefs - Pretoria
Sharks v Rebels - Durban
Sunwolves v Lions - Singapore

Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Reds v Brumbies - Brisbane


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Next:
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Blues v Highlanders - Auckland

Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Hurricanes v Stormers - Wellington
Waratahs v Crusaders - Sydney
Bulls v Chiefs - Pretoria
Sharks v Rebels - Durban
Sunwolves v Lions - Singapore

Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Reds v Brumbies - Brisbane

Stormers tied for third overall atm. But more importantly, all the saffa side near the top for now. Good stuff. Huge test this weekend against the Canes but without Eben, we're in some trouble. Canes are huge favorites but who knows, maybe an upset to start the tour on a positive note?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:44 am 
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Betting Rd 5:

Friday 22nd March 2019

Blues 2.5
Highlanders 1.73
Handicap: Highlanders -4

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Hurricanes 1.4
Stormers 6.0
Handicap: Hurricanes -15

Waratahs 4.5
Crusaders 1.44
Handicap: Crusaders -13

Sunwolves 4.0
Lions 1.57
Handicap: Lions -10

Bulls 1.62
Chiefs 2.6
Handicap: Bulls -5

Sharks 1.67
Rebels 2.5
Handicap: Sharks -4

Sunday 24th March 2019

Reds 2.5
Brumbies 1.8
Handicap: Brumbies -4


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:20 pm 
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Decent odds for a small bet on a possible Stormers upset.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Hurricanes v Crusaders - Wellington
Waratahs v Sunwolves - Newcastle

Sat, 30 Mar 2019
Blues v Stormers - Auckland
Reds v Rebels - Brisbane
Sharks v Bulls - Durban
Jaguares v Chiefs - Buenos Aires

Bye: Lions, Brumbies, Highlanders


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:39 am 
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Wheel of parity completed pretty early in the season

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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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This is pick & go's Super Rugby ranking table
which shows the ranking point positions of each
team since the first Super12 match in 1996.

Each team started on 80 points and they move up
and down relative to each other using the same
points exchange system that the IRB use for
ranking Test matches.

Exchange points are doubled for semis & finals.


Position. Team (History): Ranking Points | Last RPE Movement
1. Crusaders NZL: 90.8410 | -2.0000
2. Hurricanes NZL: 87.2759 | +0.1097
3. Lions SAF: 83.0776 | +0.1597
4. Chiefs NZL: 82.7655 | +2.1356
5. Waratahs AUS: 81.6601 | +2.0000
6. Highlanders NZL: 81.2936 | -1.3114
7. Stormers SAF: 81.1537 | -0.1097
8. Sharks SAF: 80.1155 | +0.6722
9. Bulls SAF: 79.7315 | -2.1356
10. Jaguares ARG: 78.7203 | -0.9550
11. Rebels AUS: 78.4930 | -0.6722
12. Brumbies AUS: 78.4210 | -1.7160
13. Blues NZL: 77.8024 | +1.3114
14. Reds AUS: 77.4130 | +1.7160
15. Sunwolves: JAP 71.3554 | -0.1597

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Hurricanes 2.3
Crusaders 1.73
Handicap: Crusaders -2

Waratahs 1.28
Sunwolves 5.0
Handicap: Waratahs -13

Blues 1.5
Stormers 2.88
Handicap: Blues -6

Reds 2.4
Rebels 1.7
Handicap: Rebels -3

Sharks 1.73
Bulls 2.25
Handicap: Sharks -2

Los Jaguares 2.4
Chiefs 1.67
Handicap: Chiefs -4


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:43 pm 
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Team Ranking Points
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This is pick & go's Super Rugby ranking table
which shows the ranking point positions of each
team since the first Super12 match in 1996.

Each team started on 80 points and they move up
and down relative to each other using the same
points exchange system that the IRB use for
ranking Test matches.

Exchange points are doubled for semis & finals.


Position. Team (History): Ranking Points | Last RPE Movement
1. Crusaders NZL: 90.8410 | -2.0000
2. Hurricanes NZL: 87.2759 | +0.1097
3. Lions SAF: 83.0776 | +0.1597
4. Chiefs NZL: 82.7655 | +2.1356
5. Waratahs AUS: 81.6601 | +2.0000
6. Highlanders NZL: 81.2936 | -1.3114
7. Stormers SAF: 81.1537 | -0.1097
8. Sharks SAF: 80.1155 | +0.6722
9. Bulls SAF: 79.7315 | -2.1356
10. Jaguares ARG: 78.7203 | -0.9550
11. Rebels AUS: 78.4930 | -0.6722
12. Brumbies AUS: 78.4210 | -1.7160
13. Blues NZL: 77.8024 | +1.3114
14. Reds AUS: 77.4130 | +1.7160
15. Sunwolves: JAP 71.3554 | -0.1597

http://www.lassen.co.nz/s14tab.php


This table is irrelevant as the Crusaders and Highlanders game was assigned rankings points despite not actually happening.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Highlanders v Hurricanes - Dunedin
Reds v Stormers - Brisbane

Sat, 06 Apr 2019
Blues v Waratahs - Auckland
Crusaders v Brumbies - Christchurch
Rebels v Sunwolves - Melbourne
Bulls v Jaguares - Pretoria
Lions v Sharks - Johannesburg

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Friday 5th April 2019

Highlanders 2.3
Hurricanes 1.71
Handicap: Hurricanes -3

Reds 2.25
Stormers 1.83
Handicap: Stormers -2

Lions 1.5
Sharks 3.0
Handicap: Lions -6

Saturday 6th April 2019

Crusaders 1.08
Brumbies 8.5
Handicap: Crusaders -19

Blues 1.53
Waratahs 2.62
Handicap: Blues -5

Rebels 1.2
Sunwolves 4.5
Handicap: Rebels -13

Bulls 1.36
Jaguares 3.5
Handicap: Bulls -9


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 Post subject: Re: Super Rugby 2019
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Crusaders v Highlanders - Christchurch
Rebels v Stormers - Melbourne

Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Chiefs v Blues - Hamilton
Brumbies v Lions - Canberra
Bulls v Reds - Pretoria
Sharks v Jaguares - Durban


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Friday 12th April 2019

Crusaders 1.2
Highlanders 5.25
Handicap: Crusaders -12

Rebels 1.33
Stormers 3.4
Handicap: Rebels -8

Saturday 13th April 2019

Chiefs 1.62
Blues 2.5
Handicap: Chiefs -4

Brumbies 1.83
Lions 2.1
Handicap: Brumbies -1

Sharks 1.36
Jaguares 3.3
Handicap: Sharks -7

Bulls 1.25
Reds 4.33
Handicap: Bulls -11


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Match Crusaders v Highlanders @ Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Date Friday 12 April
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Ben O'Keeffe
AR1 Damon Murphy
AR2 Angus Gardner
TMO Glenn Newman


Match Rebels v Stormers @ AAMI Park, Melbourne
Date Friday 12 April
Kick-off 19:45 local
Referee Mike Fraser
AR1 Brendon Pickerill
AR2 Rasta Rasivhenge
TMO James Leckie


Match Chiefs v Blues @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Date Saturday 13 April
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Angus Gardner
AR1 Damon Murphy
AR2 Ben O'Keeffe
TMO Glenn Newman


Match Brumbies v Lions @ GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date Saturday 13 April
Kick-off 19:45 local
Referee Rasta Rasivhenge
AR1 Brendon Pickerill
AR2 Mike Fraser
TMO James Leckie


Match Sharks v Jaguares @ Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Date Saturday 6 April
Kick-off 15:05 local
Referee Nick Briant
AR1 Federico Anselmi
AR2 Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO Marius Jonker


Match Bulls v Reds @ Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Date Saturday 13 April
Kick-off 17:15 local
Referee Glen Jackson
AR1 Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2 AJ Jacobs
TMO Willie Vos


Bye: Sunwolves, Waratahs, Hurricanes


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Chiefs v Lions - Hamilton

Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Highlanders v Blues - Dunedin
Waratahs v Rebels - Sydney
Sharks v Reds - Durban
Stormers v Brumbies - Cape Town
Sunwolves v Hurricanes - Tokyo


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21:49 13/04/2019 Rob Houwing - Sport24 chief writer
Cape Town – Enough room to swing a cat? It might be a challenge with a hamster.

That is how desperately cramped, and relatively featureless, the South African conference in Super Rugby looks at the midway stage of ordinary season.

The latest round only confirmed how violently up and down the season has been so far … with the Sharks serving as especially glowing examples this weekend.

Er, did I say glowing?


Cancel that thought with some haste: they were utterly pitiful in the big domestic talking point of Saturday, succumbing 51-17 to the Jaguares before the disbelieving Kings Park faithful, and by seven tries to two.

Although an extreme case, the 71-point swing between this and their last result – the stirring 42-5 triumph over the Lions in Johannesburg only eight days ago – somehow summed up the broadly see-sawing fortunes of all five teams in the group.

Indeed, the hallmark of inconsistency and volatility in performance extends into the other conferences as well, although the New Zealand one at least has a noticeably standout team in it, as the Crusaders lead the next-best Hurricanes by a fairly gaping 11 points and are just as clear of any other outfit in the competition.

The gap from top (now Bulls, 23 points) to bottom (Lions, 18) of the SA conference is a mere five points, indicating that table-topping for best knockout-phase seeding remains wide open.

All teams in the group have played eight matches. As many as four of them -- the Bulls (62.5 percent) the exception -- boast exactly 50 percent win records, which makes their worth this year so difficult to gauge.

This week it was the turn of Bulls, Stormers and Jaguares fans to feel chipper, and supporters of the Lions and Sharks contrastingly glum.

Currently fourth, there is one strong reason to submit, as the teams negotiate the turn ahead of Easter weekend, that the Stormers may actually be best placed of the conference sides: they have played six of their eight matches away, so now look forward to a very minimum of travel and six further fixtures at Newlands to contemplate with relative zeal.

Although the Bulls head the table after their impressive, Loftus bonus-point victory over the Reds (32-17), they and the Sharks have the altogether more daunting knowledge that only three home games still lie ahead for them, and the additional perils of respective Australasian tours.

The Jaguares, who have just completed a heartening two-from-two South African mini-tour, and the Lions have an even split of home and away games for their own remaining eight apiece.

Here’s a thought: are the Argentineans headed for a first-time conference win? Don’t write that prospect off … not if they keep playing with the passion and pace that left the Sharks chasing shadows (or seemingly not even bothering, so lamentable was their first-time defence at times) on Saturday.

Durban is fast becoming a place of deeply pleasant memories for some of the longer-serving Jaguares personnel, bearing in mind the Pumas’ landmark 2015 Rugby Championship triumph (37-25) over the Springboks there.

They had a try hat-trick hero on that occasion – left wing Juan Imhoff – and here it was the turn of outside centre Matias Orlando to cross the whitewash with that degree of frequency.

But the Jaguares do have some toughies ahead, including yet another fatiguing overseas tour featuring games against the Highlanders, Hurricanes, Waratahs and Reds.

Nevertheless, if you are tempted to suggest that the SA conference race may now be between primarily the Bulls and Stormers (so wonderfully fired-up in that tour-ending Friday triumph over the Rebels in Melbourne) for eventual mastery, bear in mind that they meet in a fortnight in Cape Town, so one will take another tumble.

The Bulls have a bye in the meantime, but the Stormers get no immediate respite from their overseas exertions yet, as they entertain the Brumbies on Saturday with their body clocks possibly still a little at sixes and sevens.

That said, they should welcome back at a timely moment core figures who were unavailable at the back end of their Antipodean trek.

The Bulls are also slowly filtering back some proven customers, though, and lanky, fit-again lock RG Snyman was immense in open play against the Reds, roaming and off-loading like a languid basketballer en route to the player-of-the-match laurel …

Next weekend’s fixtures (home teams first, all kick-offs SA time):

Friday: Chiefs v Lions, 09:35; Sunwolves v Hurricanes, 12:00; Sharks v Reds, 15:05. Saturday: Highlanders v Blues, 09:35; Waratahs v Rebels, 11:45; Stormers v Brumbies, 15:05. Byes: Bulls, Crusaders, Jaguares


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Friday 19th April 2019

Chiefs 1.5
Lions 3.1
Handicap: Chiefs -6

Sunwolves 7.0
Hurricanes 1.17
Handicap: Hurricanes -17

Sharks 1.22
Reds 5.0
Handicap: Sharks -13

Saturday 20th April 2019

Highlanders 1.8
Blues 2.38
Handicap: Highlanders -2

Waratahs 1.95
Rebels 2.1
Handicap: 0

Stormers 1.5
Brumbies 3.6
Handicap: Stormers -8


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Rugby365 Team of the Week – Round Nine:
15 – Tom Banks (Brumbies):
Now that there is a vacancy at fullback, Banks made sure coach Michael Cheika won’t have too many sleepless nights about a possible replacement.
Bubbling under: Ben Smith (Highlanders)

14 – Sevu Reece (Crusaders):
Started on the right wing, but continued to cause carnage when he appeared on the left flank in the second half.
Bubbling under: Matias Moroni (Jaguares)

13 – Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies):
Not just brute force. Some good footwork goes with the massive frame, as the Lions found out.
Bubbling under: Jack Goodhue (Crusaders)

12 – Burger Odendaal (Bulls):
He has found some great form – powerful with the ball in hand, but can also beat defenders with finesse.
Bubbling under: Anton Lienert Brown (Chiefs)

11 – Dillyn Leyds (Stormers):
Revelled in the extra time and space afforded to him – ghosting through gaps and makes the most of his line breaks with good decisions and precision passing at speed.
Bubbling under: Braydon Ennor (Crusaders)

10 – Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders):
Continues to remind the All Black selectors that he is the form flyhalf in New Zealand – the true mastermind.
Bubbling under: Handre Pollard (Bulls)

9 – Tomas Cubelli (Jaguares):
The key to the Argentinean team’s success. If he stays fit, he will be vital to Argentina’s cause at the World Cup later this year.
Bubbling under: Joe Powell (Brumbies)

8 – Paul Schoeman (Bulls):
Perhaps not as physical and brutal as Duane Vermeulen, but was just as energetic – 16 ball carries, big tackles and three turnovers won.
Bubbling under: Akira Ioane (Blues)

7 – Lachlan Boshier (Chiefs):
His battle with Dalton Papalii was one of the highlights of an intriguing battle, making double the number of tackles that his rival did.
Bubbling under: Dalton Papalii (Blues)

6 – Pablo Matera (Jaguares):
So much more than just raw power. It was like taking candy from a kid for the South American.
Bubbling under: Ernst van Rhyn (Stormers)

5 – Rudolph Snyman (Bulls):
Not flawless, but this guy’s skill set is incredible and he will get better in the aspects where he was a bit rusty – like scrummaging and clean-outs.
Bubbling under: Hyron Andrews (Sharks)

4 – Brodie Retallick (Chiefs):
Never lacks for effort and physicality. Pushes the envelope sometimes, but got away with it.
Bubbling under: Rory Arnold (Brumbies)

3 – Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Blues):
It was a tough choice, but his workrate was better than the rest.
Bubbling under: Michael Alaalatoa (Crusaders)

2 – Malcolm Marx (Lions):
Simply the most dynamic hooker in the world at the moment – more carries and tackles than any other hooker, along with a few turnovers.
Bubbling under: Mbongeni Mbonambi (Stormers)

1 – Steven Kitshoff (Stormers):
Truly a captain’s innings – leading them to a rare and unexpected win on tour.
Bubbling under: Karl Tu’inukuafe (Blues)


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Planet Rugby Team of the Week: Super Rugby, Round Nine

15 Tom Banks (Brumbies): Several full-backs enjoyed solid outings over the weekend including Melani Nanai and milestone man Ben Smith, but Banks was a cut above. With the Wallaby full-back jersey seemingly up for grabs this year, the Brumby is putting his hand up for Test selection. Banks finished with a try for his efforts as his speed off the mark caused the Lions plenty of headaches.

14 Sevu Reece (Crusaders): Scored one and set up another as his campaign goes from strength to strength in Christchurch. His try was a simple finish but that assist was anything but for Mitchell Drummond. After making a break the no-look offload was top drawer. Bravo.

13 Matias Orlando (Jaguares): Stormers centre Ruhan Nel can count himself unlucky to miss out but our first Jaguares player to make the cut is Orlando. The outside centre grabbed a hat-trick in their win over the Sharks in a memorable victory for both player and team.

12 Ma’a Nonu (Blues): Surely he’s now right in the mix for an All Black recall as Nonu continues to back up solid performance after solid performance. His two-try showing against the Chiefs was excellent as he sees off rival Anton Lienert-Brown to our number 12 jersey.

11 Dillyn Leyds (Stormers): Mentions for Rieko Ioane of the Blues and the Crusaders’ Braydon Ennor after their impressive performances, but Leyds gets the nod here for his excellent work in Melbourne. Scored a brilliant opening try early on and then set up Damian de Allende in the second period, showing just what a dangerous player he is. The Stormers will hope this kind of form continues.

10 Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders): A tough call to leave out in-form Jaguares youngster Domingo Miotti after he helped his side hammer the Sharks. But Mo’unga was at his line-threatening best against the Highlanders, causing them all kinds of problems throughout.

9 Tomas Cubelli (Jaguares): While Miotti didn’t make the line-up, his half-back partner was nailed on after he oozed confidence in Durban. Everything the Puma touched turned to gold as his offloads around the ruck had the Sharks guessing. Brad Weber also earns a mention following his busy showing for the Chiefs.

8 Paul Schoeman (Bulls): A real workhorse for the Bulls in their victory over the Reds, Schoeman made 16 carries for a handy 94 metres at Loftus Versfeld. The 26-year-old stood in well in the absence of Duane Vermeulen as he sees off Akira Ioane here.

7 Tom Cusack (Brumbies): Lachlan Boshier picked up a brace in Chiefs colours but the performance of Brumbies back-row Cusack was too good to ignore. The rangy 26-year-old flank put in a workmanlike shift that included 14 tackles and plenty of vocals to boot.

6 Pablo Matera (Jaguares): After Friday’s action Whetu Douglas looked nailed on to don our six jersey but then Matera stepped up on Saturday with an outstanding display. He had everything in his locker against the Sharks, scoring two tries in a superb effort.

5 RG Snyman (Bulls): That was an outstanding comeback from Snyman. Returning from injury the South Africa international was a stand-out for the Bulls. His work in Hanro Liebenberg’s try was a joy to watch in one of 12 carries while he also did his core duties well.

4 Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues): While Brodie Retallick and the Chiefs came out on top in terms of the result, Tuipulotu can hold his head high after an impressive performance in Hamilton. The All Black was busy in the loose and played to his strengths in a fine effort.

3 Michael Alaalatoa (Crusaders): Continues to shine for the Super Rugby holders and was a rock again against the Highlanders. Was strong at the set-piece and made a decent eight carries to boot as he gets in ahead of Stormers front-row Wilco Louw as our tighthead.

2 Folau Fainga’a (Brumbies): When Stephen Moore retired there was some concern about the future of the Brumbies number two jersey. But Fainga’a has silenced any doubters of late with another solid game put in on Saturday. Nathan Harris earns a mention but it’s Fainga’a’s week.

1 Joe Moody (Crusaders): It was noticeable the change in dominance at scrum time when Moody was replaced and that says a lot about his quality at the set-piece. He edges Karl Tu’inukuafe for our final spot, with the Blues man excellent against his old side.


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