Super Rugby heads into Week 7 ahead of the Easter weekend with the NSW Waratahs looking to turn around its horrendous season.
Our team has dug through the three selected matches this week and have found the best bets to get those pockets full alongside a full tummy on Easter Sunday!
Crusaders vs. Highlanders
Arpil 2nd 5:05pm
This match has the feeling of ‘bloodbath’ when the might and power of the undefeated Crusaders do battle against the Highlanders.
The Crusaders have swept aside all before them this season taking 18 points from its opening four games as well as incredible plus 68-point differential to sit on top of the Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Their last 40 home games have only seen the 2020 Super Rugby Champions lose one game and it’s unlikely a second loss in that streak will come against the Highlanders who sit last having only managed one victory in its four fixtures to date.
Having already accounted for the Highlanders earlier this season with a 26-13 win at Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Crusaders now get the struggling Highlanders on their home deck of Orangetheory Stadium.
That spells nothing but trouble for the visitors and given the Crusaders have covered the -19.5 line in five of their last seven meetings against the travelling mob, we have to side to with heavy win for the home team.
Crusaders to go five and zip with a crushing victory.
Suggested Bet: Crusaders to cover the -20.5 line at $1.89
NSW Waratahs vs. ACT Brumbies
April 2nd 7:45pm
The NSW Waratahs host the ACT Brumbies on Friday night as it attempts the unlikely feat of gaining some pride back in the Super Rugby competition.
In what has been one of the worst ever Super Rugby campaign’s for the NSW Waratahs, coach Rob Penney was shown the door and sacked after going winless in all five games this season.
The Waratahs sit stone motherless last in the Super Rugby Australia standings with only one point to their name and a horrific minus 140-point differential.
Their task to regain some form of respect in the competition will not be an easy one this weekend with the Brumbies having already done a number on them this year.
Dan McKellar guided his men to a 61-10 thumping of the Waratahs earlier this year and would expect much of the same after a big win over the Western Force last Friday.
After a heartbreaking 40-38 loss against the Queensland Reds which saw it relinquish top spot, the Brumbies bounced back in the best possible way with a 42-14 belting of the Western Force.
A new coach and release of pressure might prove the tonic the Waratahs have needed for several weeks but with the season all but over, it’s hard to see them salvaging anything from this match.
Suggested Bet: ACT Brumbies to cover the -19.5 line at $1.89
Blues vs. Hurricanes
march 27th 7:45pm
The Blues and Hurricanes head to Eden Park for their Round 6 clash in the Super Rugby.
The Hurricanes dragged themselves off the bottom of the Super Rugby NZ table with a timely 30-19 win against the Highlanders last week.
Jordie Barrett was incredible for the Hurricanes as he scored all 30 points and in the process broke the Super Rugby Aotearoa record for most points in a game, which was coincidentally set at 28 points by Richie Mo’unga’s only last weekend.
It marked the maiden win for the Hurricanes in 2021 and they now look to gain some more pride when it faces a Blues squad who all but conceded the title race with a narrow 15-12 loss against the Chiefs.
Despite the Hurricanes win, the Blues have clearly shown the better form this season and a return home should see it bounce back into winning ways.
Hurricanes can definitely cover the converted try line in this one though.
Suggested Bet: Hurricanes to cover the +7.5 line at $1.87