Super Rugby Aotearoa: Round 4 - [04 - 05 July 2020]

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  1. TRF_heineken

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    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium
    Time: 09:05 CAT (SA, GMT+2)

    Sunday, 05 July 2020

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    Venue: FMG Stadium Waikato
    Time: 05:35 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
     
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    Crusaders - I want the Highlanders to win but the Crusaders are like a steamroller. And as James Taylor put it, I'm a steamroller baby...I'm bound to roll all over you.

    Chiefs - I think the Chiefs come out on top in the battle of the winless teams in the Super Rugby Aotearoa era. And I predict it will be a very close and exciting match.

    As of Sunday, the only teams with a real shot at the title are the Crusaders and Blues. Everyone else will be playing for pride, whatever that's worth. It's all subjective.
     
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    Carlos spencer has been made redundant from the end of this season due to financial issues and uncertainty surrounding covid.

    he has decided to leave immediately.

    I don’t think that will help the hurricanes this week, so I’m picking the chiefs to win that battle.

    Ill wait for team namings to pick the crusaders highlanders game.
     
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    Ugh, I hadn't caught that. What a time we live in.

    Yeah, I'd love my 'Landers to win, and they've been playing very well in my opinion, but two weeks in a row they're walking into a buzz saw... feels like, they'd have to play their best game AND have the Crusaders mail it in to have a chance. At least we'll be at home, but I don't know if that will make the difference. 'Saders by 10.

    I haven't any idea who will win Chiefs / 'Canes, but I anticipate a close and exciting match. Something seems just a tad off with the Hurricanes, so I'll tip the Chiefs at home by 3.
     
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    I’ll be happy with a bonus point, keeping close to the saders is a win
     
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    Two very interesting games this weekend
    Highlanders v Crusaders - This is always a bit tasty under the roof In Dunedin. I expect this to be 100 mph from both sides. I think if the Landers back row can perform as well as they did last week then I reckon they have a shot in this game. Frizell and Mikaele Tu’u need to carry as well as they did in the 2nd half last week. I thought the Crusaders were OK against the Chiefs but no better, granted the conditions were awful. I’m picking the upset, Highlanders by 3 Points.

    Chiefs v Hurricanes - I don’t even know what to think about this game. Two teams really struggling for form and not playing a good brand of rugby. Wouldn’t even know who to install as favourites here. I think the Chiefs have looked marginally better but the Canes have had a bye so should be fresher. I’m usually quite decisive re predictions but I’m really struggling with this one. I’m not going to pick a winner, whoever wins though will win by less than 5 points, if I was putting money on it, I’d lean towards the Chiefs.
     
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    three goal kickers in Hunt, Gatland and Koroi, we might be planning on being close with a few minutes to play

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