2020 Super Rugby: Round 6 Preview & Betting Tips

March 5th 2020, 12:29pm, By: matta91

Round 6 features a huge triple-header on Friday afternoon and a couple of rivalry matchups in New Zealand and South Africa. We’re back to preview all the Super Rugby action below. 

Super Rugby Round 6 Betting Tips

Sunwolves vs Brumbies

(Friday, March 6th 2:45pm)

It's the Sunwolves up against the Brumbies in the first game of the round from WIN Stadium on Friday afternoon. Due to the virus, the game was moved from Osaka and that means the Sunwolves will be the "home side". However, this really disadvantages the Japanese side and their form can't be much worse. They've been smashed 62-15 and 64-5 in back to back games and it probably won't get better against the rested Brumbies. ACT is coming off a huge win over the Chiefs in NZ for the first time since 2007 and also benefit from a bye week. They already lead the Aussie conference by 5 points and they'll be expecting to earn a comfortable bonus-point victory here. Once again, there's not much value in this massive line and we'll be steering clear of the Sunwolves leaky defence again.

TIP: No Bet

Crusaders vs Reds

(Friday, March 6th 5:05pm)

The Super Rugby action heads to Christchurch with the Crusaders taking on the QLD Reds. It's business as usual for the Crusaders as they sit atop the NZ Conference after 4 wins in their last 5 games. They come into this clash on the back of a bye and rarely lose games like these on their home turf. However, the Reds have challenged them in the last 2 meetings in Brisbane with a few close games. They will likely miss James O'Connor with his ankle injury but the Reds have shown a bit of form on the road this season. They almost upset the Brumbies in Canberra, lost to the Lions by 7 in SA and raced out of the blocks against the Jaguares in Argentina. They also have a good cover record in Friday games as underdogs at 8-0 and we'll take them on the line here.


Waratahs vs Chiefs

(Friday, Marrch 6th 7:15pm)

After a huge 29-17 victory over the Lions, we'll see if the Waratahs can back it up with another good performance against the Chiefs at WIN Stadium this Friday. They played a lot more attacking Rugby in the win over the Lions and they'll likely need to bring the same gameplan here. For the Chiefs, they'll be keen to bounce back from a home loss against the Brumbies and will be well rested from the bye week. With a four-way logjam in the NZ Conference, winning away games is the key for the Chiefs and they’ll be keen to end a long Aussie drought. Interestingly, the Chiefs haven't beaten the Tahs in Australia for 13 years so we're expecting a tight affair considering the Waratahs last performance as well.


Hurricanes vs Blues

(Saturday, March 7th 5:05pm)

A NZ Conference rivalry matchup headlines Saturday's Rugby action with the Hurricanes hosting the Blues in Wellington. Both sides are in good touch so this should be an interesting clash. For the Blues, they're coming off an excellent trip to South Africa as they beat the Bulls and smashed the previously undefeated Stormers in Cape Town, 33-14. They have lost 2 games to NZ rivals this season so this will be a good test of their form. It's a similar story for the 'Canes after a slow start to the season, they've now won 3 games on the trot and have also won the last 5 meetings against the Blues. But with both sides in winning form, this should be a close battle between two rivals and we can't see a blowout in either direction.


Rebels vs Lions

(Saturday, March 7th 7:15pm)

AAMI Park features the Melbourne Rebels looking for a 2nd straight win as they take on the Lions on Saturday night. The Rebels are starting to show a bit consistency with 2 wins in their last 3 games and that includes a massive 28-22 victory over the Highlanders in Dunedin. While for the Lions, their season hasn't started well after 4 losses in their last 5 and that was compounded by a 29-17 loss to the Tahs on this trip. Both sides give up plenty of points with the Lions averaging 30 ppg and the Rebels are just behind on 28.6. Interestingly, the Lions have won all of the last 5 meetings and they met last season with a 36-33 result. We can see a similarly close result in this clash considering both sides leak points.


Sharks vs Jaguares

(Sunday, March 8th 12:05am)

This will be a key game in the context of the South African conference as the Sharks meet the Jaguares. Both sides are chasing the Stormers in the race for the top spot in the conference so this should be a tense encounter. The Sharks will welcome a home game after a successful 4 game trip to Australasia where they won 3 of 4 games. The Jaguares have split their two games on this South African trip as they beat the Bulls 39-24 and lost to the Stormers 17-7. They do have a great record over the Sharks with 2 straight 13+ victories but the Sharks look to be playing much better Rugby at the moment and that should see a close one on Sunday morning.


Bulls vs Highlanders

(Sunday, March 8th 2:15am)

The last game of the round will see two teams that are desperate to find some form this season. For the home side, they've lost all 4 games thus far and the fact that they haven't left South Africa yet is concerning. So they simply have to win all home games from this point on. It's a similar story for the Highlanders as they sit at the bottom of the NZ conference and lost to the Rebels on their home turf last week. Considering the two sides played in a 24-24 draw in NZ last season, this should be another close encounter as they look for some winning form. The Highlanders do have a good record against them with 3 wins in the last 4 meetings so we'll get on them at the line to continue the Bulls woes.


 

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