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NRL, AFL not so hard for punters, but Super Rugby tough again

In Round 8 of the NRL, there’s every chance you could pick the card if you can split the Broncos and Rabbitohs.
The Broncos have their injury concerns, which perhaps opens the door for the Rabbitohs.
Don’t take the Broncos too lightly as the green and reds have a poor record in Brisbane, but if the Rabbitohs can win at Brookvale they can win at Suncorp.
Injuries could make it tough for the Tigers against the Bulldogs, who welcome back James Graham, and it could be a similar scenario for the Titans against the Warriors.
The Dragons and Sea Eagles were no match for the Roosters and Rabbitohs respectively last weekend, but the Sea Eagles seem to have more firepower in attack despite the fact they face the Dragons at Kogarah.
It would come as a shock if the Storm, Cowboys, Knights and Roosters succumbed to respective opponents the Raiders, Eels, Sharks and Panthers.
It’s Round 6 in the AFL, and punters are a realistic chance of making it nine from nine if they can nominate the winner of the Kangaroos-Power and Suns-Dockers encounters.
The Power have been sensational, however a desperate Kangaroos pushed the Hawks to the limit last weekend and surely they can get the cash in Hobart.
The Dockers are missing key players and face a danger game on the Gold Coast after posting a narrow seven point win in the corresponding match last year.
The bookies suggest the Dockers should get the cash, however the Suns are a genuine chance if the team from the west doesn’t come to play.
The Magpies should get the Saints, the Bombers will roll the Giants, you’d fancy the Hawks against the Crows in Adelaide, the Cats can overcome the Tigers, it’s the Swans against the Lions, the Blues will account for the Demons, and it’s hard to see the Eagles falling to the Bulldogs.
Picking winners in Super Rugby isn’t as easy, and the same situation applies in Round 12 this weekend.
The Blues-Stormers, Highlanders-Sharks and Brumbies-Crusaders games can go either way, so good luck settling on that trifecta.
The Blues were unlucky against the Reds last weekend, so we’ll stick our neck out and back the Auckland-based outfit despite the Stormers’ great win over the Hurricanes.
The Sharks were quite competitive against the Chiefs last weekend, but remarkably the winless Highlanders are favourites.
If you’ve lost patience with the Highlanders, you’d be filthy if they got up and toppled the Sharks.
The Sharks, who can still make the finals, must start well after their poor start against the Chiefs.
It’s a huge game in Canberra, with the red-hot Brumbies up against fierce rivals the Crusaders.
Carter returns for the Crusaders and are some chance, but the Christchurch-based franchise only snuck by the Rebels last weekend while the Brumbies crushed the Force.
George Smith should celebrate his record breaking 137th appearance for the Brumbies with a win.
The Chiefs are good enough to get over the Rebels in Melbourne, the Reds are capable of avenging their early season loss at the hands of the Force in Brisbane with victory in Perth, it won’t be easy but the Waratahs can get the cash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth, and the Bulls can prevail against the visiting Hurricanes.

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