The Brumbies of old are back. Is it something to do with the return of Larkham??? I dont know but they sure did get over the advantage line time after time.....and their defence was rock solid as usual.
The Lions are the complete surprise this year....virtually written-off even before the tournament started.
They won last week mostly because of the indiscipline od the Canes (plus their workrate) but they will find it hard against a well drilled, well organized defence that will be very hard to milk soft penalties out of them.
Brumbies to win with Ashley-Cooper scoring 2 tries.
Picking the Brumbies also this week, for the simple fact that I`ve gotten them wrong every week!
It`s a game with some definite humdingers in terms of one-on-one matchups- the form Saffa openside, Baywatch Grobbelaar against George Smith, the silky running flyhalf Stephen Larkham against the incumbment Bok Andre Pretorius, the 2 most irritating scrumhalves in world rugby, Gregan and January lining up against each other. Pity about the injury to Mortlock, a match-up vs. Fourie would have been worth the price of admission alone.