The Super Rugby round kicks off this evening with a bit of a mismatch between the Blues and Reds in Auckland. The Blues are at the bottom of the ultra-competitive New Zealand conference, but they really are a class above the struggling Reds, who have failed to make much of an impression in Australia. The line is currently set at 10.5 points and that looks a very good bet.
Focus shifts across the Tasman this evening when the Warriors host the Cronulla Sharks. The Warriors have exceeded all expectations this season and enter Round 16 within the top four. They overcame a spirited Cowboys side in Townsville most-recently and are subsequently gunning for a third-consecutive win. The Sharks will be buoyed by the signing of Aaron Woods, but are generally far more lethal at home than they are on the road.
The Bulldogs and Cats will meet in Melbourne tonight and the Cats can register another comfortable win. The Cats hold a dominate record against the Western Bulldogs and have won the last 11 encounters between the 2 sides. Patrick Dangerfield will be looking to continue tormenting the out of sorts Doggies, with the electric midfielder racking up 74 possessions across the sides last 2 meets.