All times GMT, all prices SkyBet
Friday 1st March
6.35am Hurricanes v Brumbies
The Hurricanes won by a point in week 1 at the Waratahs then lost 38-22 at the Crusaders in Week 2. The Brumbies meanwhile were disappointing in week 1 losing 27-34 at home to the Rebels then bounced back at home to the Chiefs week 2, to beat them by a surprisingly wide margin of 54-17.
The Brumbies are priced up as 12 point underdogs for their first away game of the season, which looks too high a spread and they can be backed to cover.
8.45am Rebels v Highlanders
The Rebels won 34-27 at the Brumbies in their first game of the season followed by a bye week. The Highlanders meanwhile won 30-27 at Chiefs and then 36-31 at home to Reds to start the season with two wins.
The Highlanders are 5 point favourites here away from home, and should cover at 10/11.
Saturday 2nd March
6.35am Chiefs v Sunwolves
The Chiefs lost their first game 30-27 at home to the Highlanders then in Canberra against the Brumbies in week two lost by a huge and unexpected margin 54-17. The Sunwolves were much improved in week 2. In Week One they lost 45-10 home Sharks week 1 and then only lost 31-30 to the Waratahs. This is their first away game of the season
The Chiefs are 23 point favourites here against probably the weakest team in the competition. The quote looks high, no bet.
8.45am Reds v Crusaders
The Reds lost their first game of season 36-31 at the Highlanders. The Crusaders followed their 24-22 week one victory in Auckland by beating the Hurricanes 38-22 after leading 24-0 at half time. They remain favourites for a third Super Rugby title in a row and a re 15 point favourites to win at Brisbane which they will probably cover at 10/11
1.05pm Lions v Bulls
The Lions won 25-16 at the Jaguares in week one but could not back that result up and then lost 19-17 in Cape Town to the Stormers in week 2
The Bulls beat the Stormers 40-3 then lost 27-12 in Argentina to the Jaguares continuing the topsy- turvy start to the season for many teams
The Lions are 7 point favourites here in what is an unpredictable contest. No bet.
3.15pm Sharks v Stormers
The Sharks beat the Sunwolves 45-10 in week 1 then beat the Blues 26-7 in Durban in week 2 and look the South African team to watch. The Stormers lost in Pretoria 40-3 in week 1 then bounced back beating last season’s South African conference winners the Lions 19-17 in week 2
The Sharks should be backed -6 at 10/11 to continue their strong start to the season
9.40pm Jaguares v Blues
The Jaguares lost 25-16 at home to the Lions in week 1 then beat the Bulls 27-12 in week 2. For their third home game in succession they host the Blues who went down 24-22 to Crusaders and 26-7 to Sharks. The Jaguares are rare favourites against a New Zealand team here, -2 to beat the Blues at 10/11. That feels optimistic, back the Blues +2