Matches this round as follows, all prices from William Hill

Friday 27th April

08.35am BST Hurricanes v Sunwolves

This looks to be the most one-sided game of the weekend. The Hurricanes come off a bye week in second place in the New Zealand Conference with six wins from seven games whilst the Japanese Sunwolves have lost all eight games this season including at the Crusaders 33-11 last season

Of course this is reflected in the point spread which has been put up at -39 at 10/11. A no bet game with such a massive spread to cover

2.35pm BST Stormers v Rebels

The Stormers are bottom of the South African conference with 3 wins from their 9 games and last week lost 24-17 at the Sharks. The Rebels have won 4 lost 4 good for second in the Australian conference. Their South African tour began with a defeat 28-10 at the Bulls

For a poor side, the Stormers are chalked up at -12 at 10/11. I am going to take a chance on the Rebels +12
Saturday 28th April

6.05am BST Reds v Lions

The Reds have only won 3 games all season and lost last weekend to the Chiefs at home 36-12. Last season’s finalists the Lions come off a bye week top of the South African conference with 6 wins out of 9, and installed as 12 point favourites to take another win in Queensland

On form and freshness you have to say the Lions -12 at 10/11 is a bet.

8.35am Blues v Jaguares

The Blues have only won 2 games out of 8 this season, by far the worst record in the New Zealand Conference and now host the Jaguares, a rapidly improving side based on back to back wins in Australia to start their away tour. Last week they won at the Brumbies 25-20

Of course repeating the feat in Auckland is another matter but they are worth supporting at +9 at 10/11 on the handicap

10.45am Brumbies v Crusaders

Fresh off their defeat 25-20 at home to the Los Jaguares the Brumbies face a tough task at home to the Crusaders, top of the New Zealand conference with six wins out of 8

The Crusaders -14 is one of the most attractive bets of the weekend at 10/11

4.15pm Bulls v Highlanders

Rounding off the weekend on Saturday afternoon, the Highlanders travel to the High Veldt to play the Bulls. The Bulls have played 8 won 4 and last weekend won at home beating the Rebels 28-10. Coming off their bye week the Highlanders have a 5-2 win loss record which is only good for 4th of 5 in the New Zealand conference

The Bulls are 6 point underdogs here but I think the Highlanders will cover -6 at 10/11