Super Rugby Round 5 – Preview & Betting Tips

Unfortunately, the Sunwolves are the whipping boys in the Super Rugby competition and the Japanese franchise is struggling. The Crusaders suffered their first loss of the season last week, falling to the Hurricanes in Wellington. Australia hold on to beat Springboks 9d Reuters. What's working in the Rugby Championship? Get FREE betting tips!

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Highlanders v Crusaders (Forsyth Barr St)

The Lions bring a more solid approach compared to the Blues high flying antics, and the boot of Marnitz Boshoff affords the Lions plenty of opportunities to keep his side in games. I think the Lions will grind out a respectable performance here. Sharks v Reds Sharks Coming off the bye, the Sharks took no prisoners against the Lions putting up four tries and going a perfect seven from seven with the boot.

The Reds bounced back from a thrashing at the hands of the Waratahs to scorch the Cheetahs for 43 points and may have the attacking weapons to hang with the Sharks if they are on top of their game.

The Sharks however possess an absolutely brutal forward pack that sets the platform for their electric backline and with the Reds having to make the long trip to Durban, the Sharks will be circling and ready to capitalise on any weaknesses.

Join the world's biggest bookmaker. The Crusaders will bid to make it back-to-back Super Rugby titles when they host the Lions in the final. Will they be crowned champions again? The Lions put a perfect home record this season on the line when they collide with the defending champions the Hurricanes in the second Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday. New Zealand rivals the Crusaders and Chiefs meet in a blockbuster Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday as they bid to keep their title hopes alive.

The Chiefs return from South Africa via Perth and will be looking to end their tour in style against an understrength Force side at nib Stadium on Saturday night. We are committed to responsible gambling and have a number of ways to help you stay in control and keep gambling fun. Visit Gambling Help Online.

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Two teams that for now are very difficult to get a read on. The Hurricanes have been one of the hot topics this past week for all the wrong reasons.

The Highlanders made plenty of early noise against the Blues, and pushed the Chiefs very hard before getting the bye last week, while the Force raised plenty of eyebrows with their stampede of the Rebels last week.

For me, this is the standout play of the round. The Lions came out of the gate in fine fashion, but have cooled down over the last couple of weeks at the hands of the traditionally strong South African sides and the respect from the bookies has subsequently dropped quickly. With three wins in three contests, amassing 95 points already, the Sharks have surged to the top of the competition ladder. Upcoming Events 22 Sep Moir Stakes Odds - Redzel favourite in early markets.

Epsom Handicap Odds - Kementari heads early markets. Underwood Stakes Odds - Darren Weir duo favoured in early markets. Turnbull Stakes odds - Winx the short-priced favourite for Flemington Group 1.

Toorak Handicap Odds - Kementari favourite for Group 1. Menari injures tendon - Trainer announces his withdrawal from The Everest. Thousand Guineas Odds - Estijaab prominent in early markets. Caulfield Stakes Odds - Winx dominates early markets for Group 1. Myer Classic Odds - Alizee the early favourite in an open market. Darley Classic Odds - Redzel favourite for sprinting feature. We are committed to responsible gambling and have a number of ways to help you stay in control and keep gambling fun.

Visit Gambling Help Online. Home Rugby Super Rugby. James Wells in Rugby 12 Mar Scott Fardy of the Brumbies. The Blues struggles reached an all-time low last week at home, succumbing to the previously winless Lions for their fourth loss in a row, the worst beginning of a season for the Blues in Super Rugby history.

The Force struggled to their third successive loss after their first round success and now find themselves languishing in 12th on the ladder. The Lions finally got their campaign underway last week with a win over the Blues in New Zealand, but that perhaps said more about the hosts than the visitors.

The Highlanders played the role of party spoilers in round four, heading up to Waikato Stadium to take on the previously undefeated Chiefs and eking out a win on an 80th minute penalty goal by Marty Banks. These sides have already met once this year, with the Brumbies dishing out a shellacking in Canberra during round one. Upcoming Events 22 Sep Moir Stakes Odds - Redzel favourite in early markets.

Epsom Handicap Odds - Kementari heads early markets. Underwood Stakes Odds - Darren Weir duo favoured in early markets.

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