Super Rugby predictions: Round 13 teams and fixtures
We’re more than halfway through the Super Rugby season, but predictions aren’t getting any easier. Barring the Crusaders and perhaps the Hurricanes in the New Zealand conference, the rest remains wide open.
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That means Super Rugby predictions aren’t getting any easier. With teams also considering the requests of national teams with a Rugby World Cup looming, things are going to get pretty interesting.
Players are certainly feeling the impact of the back-to-back Super Rugby fixtures.
Quade Cooper recently admitted his return to top-level rugby with the Rebels has left him “wrecked”.
The mercurial fly-half only played club rugby last season after being dumped by Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn and said he badly needed the week off afforded by last weekend’s bye.
“I was feeling it – my body was pretty wrecked and mentally I was pretty fried,” he told reporters.
“Coming off a club footy season into eight straight games – the physicality and the intensity each week was a big step up.
“That bye was great to have for all of us, but more for me. I feel very much refreshed.”
Cooper and co will be back in action this weekend. If you’re looking for some suggestions for your Super Rugby predictions this weekend, we’re here to help.
We use predictions and forecasts from one of New Zealand’s leading statisticians, but remember, you use the these at your own risk.
Blues v Hurricanes
Rebels v Reds
Bulls v Crusaders
Highlanders v Jaguares
Chiefs v Sharks
Lions v Waratahs
Brumbies v Sunwolves