To start off first we want to congratulate franshark for at last reaching his third star.
With 2/3 of the season done and dusted, thought it a good idea to see what lies ahead within the last 3rd of super rugby 2011. There’s still a lot of rugby to be played and yes anything can happen.
So who’s in the running for semis?
1 Blues 47
2 Reds 45
3 Stormers 43
4 Crusaders 44
5 Sharks 39
6 Waratahs 36
7 Highlanders 35
8 Bulls 31
The teams after this group may still be in the running if you use a calculator but not so much on field.
Take a look at the fixture of the main contenders, and possible points on offer.
Reds (A), Stormers (H), Bye, Chiefs (H), Crusaders (A), Highlanders (H)
Another 22 points on the table for the Blues.
Blues (H), bye, Crusaders (H), Brumbies (A), Force (A), Chiefs (A)
Another 15 points on the table for the Reds
Chiefs (A), Blues (A), Brumbies (A), Rebels (A), Bulls (H), Cheetahs (A)
Another 18 points on the table for the Stormers
Cheetahs (A), Chiefs (H), Reds (A), Bye, Blues (H), Hurricanes (H)
Another 27 points on the table for the Crusaders
Bye, Bulls (H), Waratahs (H), Cheetahs (A), Lions (A), Bulls (A)
Another 23 points on the table for the Sharks
Bye, Lions (A), Sharks (A), Bulls (A), Highlanders (H), Brumbies (H)
Another 14 points on the table for the Waratahs
Hurricanes (H), Bye, Lions (A), Force (H), Waratahs (A), Blues (A),
Another 21 points on the table for the Highlanders
Rebels (H), Sharks (A), Cheetahs (H), Waratahs (H), Stormers (A), Sharks (H)
Another 18 points on the table for the Bulls
That will leave us with a log that looks like this
1 Crusaders 71
2 Sharks 62
3 Reds 60
4 Blues 69
5 Stormers 61
6 Highlanders 56
7 Waratahs 50
8 Bulls 49
This will mean the playoff will be
Reds vs Highlanders
Blues vs Stormers
And then the semis
Crusaders vs Highladers
Sharks vs Blues
And then we our hope is on a upset in NZ for the Sharks to get a home final against the Highlanders
As I said before a lot of rugby is still to be played and these are my predictions, would love to hear your side of this coin.Tweet