A big thank you again to Andre our SuperSport Rugby Challenge expert.
We’ve reached round 4 and when looking at the top 4 in each section, you could’ve bet your house on these teams being up there.
Two interesting results from last week was the Lions narrowly overcoming the Falcons and the ease that Western Province overcame the Sharks away from home. Some lesser teams have definitely stepped up and it’s great to see.
Western Province v Zimbabwe
Western Province started their campaign of with three loud bangs. Three wins on the road and they seem to be scoring tries for fun. It’s another easy game for them this week as an ever improving Zimbabwe outfit is next on the hit list.
Andre’s Prediction: Western Province by 46
DrivingMaul Prediction: Western Province by 30
Sharks XV v Boland Cavaliers
Interesting game this as the Sharks XV look to get some consistency going against a Boland team that has only leaked 16 points in their opening 3 games. With the Sharks S15 team returning and possibly some squad members getting a much needed run, I think the Sharks will edge this one at home.
Andre’s Prediction: Sharks XV by 6
DrivingMaul Prediction: Boland Cavaliers by 3
Griffons v Namibia Welwitschias
The Griffons have been very competitive this season and have put in some credible performances in their losses to the Blue Bulls and Griquas. One can’t see them losing against the boys from Windhoek, who have been massacred in their last two outings.
Andre’s Prediction: Griffons by 22
DrivingMaul Prediction: Griffons by 15
Cheetahs v SWD Eagles
The Cheetahs were back to winning ways last week and should have little difficulty in notching up another win at home against a struggling Eagles team. The Eagles scraped to a one point victory against a young Zimbabwe team, but shouldn’t come close in this game.
Andre’s Prediction: Cheetahs XV by 41
DrivingMaul Prediction: Cheetahs XV by 20
Leopards v Falcons
The Leopards don’t have a problem scoring, it’s their leaky defence that’s the problem. The Falcons have narrowly lost to the Lions and Pumas in their last two outings and they seem to have turned the corner. They will fancy their chances against the Leopards and this game could go either way on current form.
Andre’s Prediction: Leopards by 5
DrivingMaul Prediction: Leopards by 3
Griquas v Blue Bulls
The game of the round as the two powerhouses face up against each other. One has to fancy the home side, but don’t be surprised if the Blue Bulls pull this one off. They’ve won the last 10!
Andre’s Prediction: Griquas by 3
DrivingMaul Prediction: Griquas by 3
EP Elephants v Border Bulldogs
It’s two poor teams against each other here and again I’m going with the home side. Border have very little to offer and the Elephants will fancy getting their second win of the season.
Andre’s Prediction: EP Elephants by 18
DrivingMaul Prediction: EP Elephants by 7
Lions v Pumas
The Lions and Pumas are both winning but are not setting the rugby world alight. This is another game that could go either way and Lions coach Sean Erasmus will surely get his young chargers up for the challenge against the highly fancied Pumas team. I think experience will get the Pumas past this tough hurdle.
Andre’s Prediction: Pumas by 6
DrivingMaul Prediction: Lions by 3
Andre: 21 from 24
DrivingMaul: 22 from 24
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