There are some mouthwatering games for Super Rugby fans this week.
It kicks off with the Crusaders taking on the Hurricanes and with seven games in total across three days, it’s going to be a great weekend of rugby.
We have free tips, form and odds for every Super Rugby game this week.
5:35pm Crusaders vs. Hurricanes @ Rugby League Park
This could be the game of the week as the Crusaders take on rivals Hurricanes on Friday night.
The Crusaders are coming off a tough victory over the Blues last week and that result was likely due to some fatigue but expect them to get up for this game.
Hurricanes’ fans had reason to worry against the Reds but the 38-34 result should have woken the Hurricanes up a touch and given them the scare they might have needed.
Crusaders bring professionalism that no other team can boast and the Hurricanes bring an exciting style of play which can quickly put teams in early holes.
What a way to kick off Round 15 and we’re predicting a close game.
Betting tip: Crusaders to win @ $1.78 (BET NOW)
Crusaders by 5
7:45pm Rebels vs. Sunwolves @ Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
What a turnaround the Sunwolves have had this season after consecutive wins but bookmakers are predicting that run to stop.
The Sunwolves are paying $8.50 in the head-to-head market, which seems a touch unfair and although winning away from home is much harder, they deserve some respect.
It’s not like the Rebels have been fantastic this season and we’re not sure they have the ability to notch a big win over any team.
The current points spread line is 22.5 and we can’t pass up the Sunwolves which are riding a big wave of momentum.
Betting tip: Sunwolves +22.5 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Rebels by 15
5:40am Jaguares vs. Sharks @ Estadio Jose Amalfitani Stadium
It’s hard not to be impressed with the Jaguares over the last few weeks and they’re starting to look like premiership contenders.
With recent wins over the likes of the Blues, Chiefs and Bulls, the Jaguares are making a case for the playoffs and it’s tough to see the Sharks keeping up this week.
The Sharks are a quality side which defeated the Chiefs at home last week but travelling to Argentina isn’t easy and they haven’t shown much consistency this season.
Jaguares will play an up-tempo game and run the Sharks off the park.
Betting tip: Jaguares –6.5 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Jaguares by 13
5:35pm Chiefs vs. Waratahs @ FMG Stadium
There have been signs that the Chiefs aren’t as dominant as they once were in Super Rugby and the Waratahs could pose a threat.
Coming off a 41-12 domination of the Highlanders last week, the Waratahs might have turned the corner on what has been a disappointing season to date.
With off-field dramas not helping the situation, the Waratahs could squeak past the Chiefs, which travel back from South Africa without much success.
There are holes in this talented side and this could be closer than many are predicting.
Betting tip: Waratahs +9.5 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Chiefs by 3
7:45pm Reds vs. Highlanders @ Suncorp Stadium
It was a miserable week for the Highlanders last week after suffering a big loss to the Waratahs.
With players being sent off throughout the game, the Highlanders were never able to find their groove and the Waratahs put them to the sword.
They will be expecting a much better performance this week against the Reds, which pushed the Hurricanes close last week.
The Reds were big underdogs in Wellington but pushed one of the premiership favourites to within four points of losing.
It was an encouraging performance from a struggling team but we think the Highlanders have more to play for this week and should come away with the victory.
Betting tip: Highlanders –11.5 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Highlanders by 19
11:05pm Bulls vs. Brumbies @ Loftus Versfeld
Bookmakers are expecting the Bulls to return home and rebound after a thrashing in Argentina last week.
The Bulls were manhandled by a fitter team and the $1.30 in offer from bookmakers is short considering but taking on the Brumbies could be the determining factor.
The Brumbies were woeful against the Lions at Ellis Park last week, giving up 42 points and it’s a performance indicative of the Brumbies’ season.
We can’t back either team with any amount of confidence but the Bulls should be winning back on home soil.
Betting tip: Bulls 1-12 @ $2.88 (BET NOW)
Bulls by 10
1:15pm Stormers vs. Lions @ Newlands Stadium
This should be an interesting game to close the week as the Stormers look to bounce back against the Lions.
It was a late collapse from the Stormers against the Sunwolves in Japan last week and it’s not going to get any easier against the Lions, which got back into form against the Brumbies.
The 42-24 win was a much-needed shot in the arm for the Lions, which haven’t been consistent this season and need to start stringing wins together.
The Lions could score another win here.
Betting tip: Lions to win @ $1.53 (BET NOW)
Lions by 10