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Super Rugby tipping proving a super task

Disaster.

Couldn’t split three games in Round 2 of the Super Rugby last weekend and the biggest fear was that we could end up on the losing side in each game.

And wouldn’t you know it.

The Highlanders, Waratahs and Stormers, who we selected, succumbed to the Chiefs, Reds and Bulls, respectively.

Apologies to our fan base, but all three games were a toss of the coin.

Of the games in Round 3, the Sharks-Stormers encounter is the hardest game when it comes to nominating a winner.

The Sharks are at home and started the 2013 season with a win on the road against the Cheetahs, while the Stormers hit the road once again after falling to the Bulls last weekend.

The Stormers are out for revenge after crashing to the Sharks in a home semi-final last year, but with key men missing, including Burger, it might be a wise option to stick with the Sharks on this occasion.

However, after last week, don’t write off the Stormers – Sportsword’s tip to win the Super Rugby title in 2013.

There’s plenty to like about the Reds-Hurricanes match-up and you’ve got every to feel good about the Reds, but the Hurricanes haven’t succumbed to the Brisbane-based franchise since 2007.

Smith returns for the Hurricanes, but it’s hard to warm to the boys from Wellington after their shock loss to the visiting Blues a week ago.

Speaking of the Blues, they welcome the Crusaders to Auckland in yet another mouth-watering contest.

The Crusaders take the field for the first time this season and might be a bit rusty against a buoyant Blues, but history suggests you under-estimate the Crusaders at your peril.

Put it this way, the Blues perhaps have more chance of rolling the Crusaders than the Hurricanes have of toppling the Reds.

In other games, the Waratahs, Chiefs and Bulls should prove too good for the Rebels, Cheetahs and Force, respectively.

 

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