Wed 27 Feb 2019 | 01:45

Super Rugby 2019: Round three predictions and fixtures

Super Rugby 2019: Round three predictions and fixtures
Wed 27 Feb 2019 | 01:45
Super Rugby 2019: Round three predictions and fixtures
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Another weekend, another opportunity to get the predictions completely wrong. It’s been a wild Super Rugby season with some stunning upsets and some agonising misses.

Super Rugby predictions are all part of the fun, right? Whether you play prediction games or not.

As ever, we continue our weekly predictions using data – so that we can absolve ourselves from our rugby knowledge being called into question.

First things first, here are the fixtures for this weekend.

Super Rugby: Round three fixtures

Times listed are GMT.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Hurricanes vs Brumbies – 6:35

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Rebels vs Highlanders – 8:45

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Chiefs vs Sunwolves – 6:35

Reds vs Crusaders – 8:45

Lions vs Bulls – 13:05

Sharks vs Stormers – 15:15

Jaguares vs Blues – 21:40

Now, onto Super Rugby predictions. We use two datasets. The first is taken from a New Zealand data scientist who gives both the expected winning margin and the winner. The second is from the RugbyPassIndex.

On paper, this weekend looks like a far easier one for the predictions. But that’s what everyone thought about the opening weekend. The Gauteng derby in South Africa is by far the most enticing contest of the weekend.

Super Rugby: Round three predictions

Hurricanes v Brumbies

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Winner: Hurricanes

Likely winning margin: 12

Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Rebels v Highlanders

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Winner: Highlanders

Likely winning margin: 6 

Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Chiefs v Sunwolves

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Winner: Chiefs

Likely winning margin: 26

 Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Reds v Crusaders

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Winner: Crusaders

Likely winning margin: 21

Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Lions v Bulls

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Winner: Lions

Likely winning margin: 13

Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Sharks v Stormers

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Winner: Sharks

Likely winning margin: 8

Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

Jaguares v Blues

 

Winner: Jaguares

Likely winning margin: 7

Rugby Pass Index Prediction

Super Rugby predictions 2019 - round three

About the RugbyPassIndex: 

RugbyPass has created a next-generation rugby rating system, based on machine learning and shaped by game winning moments. The system (RPI) is a world first for its complexity and comprehensive embrace of northern and southern hemisphere players and teams.

By using in-depth data analysis, RPI determines exactly what it takes to win, in real time. Check out the RPI here.

 

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