Matches this weekend as follows
Friday 26th April
8.35am BST Crusaders v Lions
The Crusaders come off a bye week with seven wins and draw from their first nine games of the season and headed for the top seeding in the play-offs
The Lions won at the Chiefs 23-17 last weekend, their fifth win in nine games
The Crusaders -18 at 10/11 looks a hefty quote but one they could justify coming off a bye week.
11am BST Sunwolves v Highlanders
The Sunwolves led against the Hurricanes last weekend bit eventually lost 29-23 for their seventh loss in nine games whilst the Highlanders had a much needed win 24-12 against the Blues for their third win of the season.
The Highlanders are 11 point away favourites on the spread and I like the SUnwolfes +11 to cover.
Saturday 27th April
8.35am BST Hurricanes v Chiefs
The Hurricanes had a great second half comeback to win 29-23 at the Sunwolves on Japan last season for their sixth win of the season and to maintain second place in the New Zealand Conference whilst the Chiefs lost at home to the Lions 23-17 and only have three wins in nine games this season to date. I will be supporting the Hurricanes -11 with Bet365 at 10/11.
10.45am BST Waratahs v Sharks
The Waratahs beat the Rebels 23-20 in week 10 to go to 4-4 win-loss record in 2019. The Sharks lost at home to the Reds 21-14 to fall to third place in the South African Conference with a 4-5 record. The Waratahs are 7 point favourites at 10/11 and this looks a no bet game with two such inconsistent and unreliable teams.
2.05pm BST Stormers v Bulls
The Stormers continued their inconsistent season, losing 19-17 at home to the Brumbies last weekend and are now bottom of the South African conference with 4 wins in 9 games. The Bulls were on a bye last weekend and are top of the Conference with five wins in eight games. The Bulls +2 at 10/11 is the best bet on the week’s coupon.
10.40pm BST Jaguares v Brumbies
The Jaguares come off a bye week with 4 wins and 4 losses this season. The Brumbies went to Cape Town last weekend and beat the Stormers 19-17, and they are up to third in the Australian conference with 4 wins in 9 games. The Jaguares are -4 at 10/11 and this looks like another no bet game with two such inconsistent and unreliable teams.