We’re nearly halfway through the Super Rugby Pacific season, and there’s lots to look forward to in Round 7!
The Highlanders are still searching for their first win of the campaign, but it’s tough imagining that coming at the expense of the Crusaders on Friday afternoon.
The Brumbies meanwhile remain the only undefeated side in the competition, but they face a tough task against the Reds in Brisbane.
Read on to find our complete Super Rugby Round 7 Tips.
The Crusaders and Highlanders reignite their South Island rivalry first-up on Friday afternoon.
The Highlanders are now the only side that is yet to record a win in Super Rugby Pacific win, and things certainly don’t get easier for them on the road, and against an opponent of this calibre.
You don’t need me to remind you how good the Crusaders have been this season and forever, and I can’t make a case for anything other than them recording another comfortable win this week.
The Fijian Drua face another tough task when they ‘host’ the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday night.
They are unlucky not to have recorded more than one win, and the Drua have continued to improve with each game this season.
The Waratahs have been vastly improved on the extremely low bar that they set for themselves in 2021, and they remain firmly in the hunt for a finals berth this season.
The Waratahs put 40 on the Drua earlier this season, and I think that they will prove far too strong again.
Round 7 hits its peak in Brisbane on Saturday night, and the Reds will be eager to atone for their loss to the Brumbies earlier this season.
This rivalry has often been good, but it has gone to another level throughout the last few seasons, and each claimed a Super Rugby Australia title at the expense of the other.
There is a case to be made for both this week, as there always is, and for that reason, I am going to take the value around the undefeated Brumbies as outsiders at the line.
This looks like being one of the better contests of the week, and I can personally make a case for both sides.
The Hurricanes have proven to be a little difficult to trust from a betting perspective, but they have still managed to return some strong performances, and they are almost always noticeably better at home.
The Chiefs meanwhile have picked off some good sides, namely the Crusaders, but they do enter this match in losing form.
I’m going to back the upset, as it looks to be where the value lies.