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Super Rugby 2013: Round 17 preview and predictions


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 6 Jun 2013 at 12:39
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Yes, I know… shocking as it may seem, there are actually going to be some Super Rugby matches this weekend. Or ratgher, two Aussie derbies featuring weakened sides. Not so super, is it?

Game 1: Brumbies v Rebels (Friday, 11h40 SA Time)

The Brumbies have lost more players to the Wallaby squad and might jsut be vulnerable against a Rebels team that has defied the odds in all sorts of ways this season. Call em crazy, but I smell an upset. Rebels by 2.

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Clyde Rathbone, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White (captain), 8 Peter Kimlin, 7 Colby Faingaa, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Leon Power, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Siliva Siliva, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Robbie Coleman, 22 Zack Holmes.

Melbourne Rebels: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Tom English, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Lachlan Mitchell, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Gareth Delve (captain), 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 James King, 19 Tim Davidson, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 James Hilgendorf, 22 Kimami Sitauti.

Game 2: Force v Waratahs (Sunday, 08h05 SA Time)

Never back the Force. That’s rule number 1! So I reckon the Tahs will take this. Waratahs by 7.

Force: TBA

Waratahs: 15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Peter Betham, 13 Tom Kingston, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Cam Crawford, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Pat McCutcheon (captain), 6 Lopeti Timani, 5 Ollie Atkins, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Jeremy Tilse.
Replacements – from: Sam Talakai, Luke Holmes, Damien Fitzpatrick, Richard Aho, Adam Coleman, AJ Gilbert, Matt Lucas, Grayson Hart, Terrence Hepetema, Ben Volavola.



6 Comments

  • Brumbies not really looking that much weaker.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.13 13:03:44 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Brumbies by 3
    Waratahs by 3

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.13 13:04:37 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Who cares :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.13 13:58:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : my sentiments exactly

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.13 14:13:40 by Stiko85 Reply

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  • @Stiko85 (Comment 4) : mine too

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.13 15:04:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey guys, again, anyone who is interested can check out my predictions for SR, B&I Lions, and the June Internationals here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1iWbYID2rI

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.13 18:27:18 by David12246 Reply

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