Round 5 marks the halfway point of the regular season in the Mitre10 Cup so sides will already know what their realistic aspirations are. Auckland and Counties will be looking down at the drop whilst the other 5 premiership sides will be looking towards the finals. In the championship it looks like Wellington, Northland and Otago will be fighting it out for promotion with Boy Of Plenty the most likely to join them.
The Mitre10 Cup Round 5 Predictions video will be here but is delayed as I have a sore throat.
Listen to the #RugbyChat podcast to hear who my guests think will winning this round and in brief here are my round 5 predictions:
|Canterbury v Counties Manukau||Canterbury by 15|
|Northland v North Harbour||North Harbour by 5|
|Southland v Auckland||Auckland by 5|
|Taranaki v Bay of Plenty||Taranaki by 7|
|Waikato v Manawatu||Waikato by 5|
|Otago v Tasman||Tasman by 2|
|Counties Manukau v Hawke’s Bay||Counties Manukau by 3|
|Wellington v Canterbury||Canterbury by 7|
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