Round 19 Super Rugby

(all kickoff times TST)

Friday 13 July

Chiefs v Hurricanes (1435)

Reds v Sunwolves (1645)

Saturday 14 July

Highlanders v Rebels (1215)

Crusaders v Blues (1435)

Waratahs v Brumbies (1645)

Lions v Bulls (2005)

Sharks v Jaguares (2215)


hnz picks for the final regular season round

Chiefs -- the Chiefs are rolling well and the Hurricanes, with the exception of their dismantling of the Blues last week, are experiencing a few hiccups in form.

Reds -- The Reds ought to be less worse than the Sunwolves.

Highlander -- The Rebels are desperate for a win to qualify for a playoff spot, but the Highlanders are looking to bounce back from a recent run of ordinary play. The Rebels are likely to run into a buzz saw on Saturday.

Crusaders-- The class Super Rugby franchise should steamroll the hapless Aucklanders, even with many Crusaders likely to be rested.

Waratahs-- Probably will be a dull game as the 'tahs have secured the Aussie conference and the Brumbies are going nowhere.

Lions -- The Lions have a bit of motivation to finish strong against the Bulls as the Jaguares are creeping up behind.

Jaguares -- The effing Sharks have been my bogey team all year so I'll pick the Jaguares 'cos I dunno . The Sharks are desperate for a win and a Rebels loss to sneak into the playoffs (and a meeting with the powerhouse Crusaders 555). The Jaguares need to get back to the form they exhibited before melting down in Pretoria against the Bulls llast week.