…aaaand we’re back. Good stuff everyone, solid play shown by all and sundry in the incoming Tests. Special pat on the backs go to the All Blacks and Springboks who went undefeated and pulled off impressive performances along the way, especially the All Blacks in the second Test and the Bokke last week, sheer fried quality with awesome sauce on the side.
Pity about the Wallabies failing to kick on… see what I did there? With the kickers missing kicks at goal… costing them the game… it’s a play on words… no? Fine then. The Lions series continues this Saturday and is a must win for the home team. Will Robbie’s Wallaby crew pull off a win, setting up the third Test decider? It is going to be close but either way it is going to be a cracker not to be missed.
Back to Super Rugby now and five games coming up all between Kiwi and Saffa sides and every one hugely important. Set excitement levels to ‘yes please!’.
Super Rugby round 18, Friday 28th of June 2013
Chiefs vs Hurricanes
The Hurricanes recently beat the Crusaders in a friendly and will be keen on riding that momentum into this game. They lost at home early in the season to the Chiefs 17-12 so will be keen on enacting some revenge in cowbell country. In team changes, Matt Proctor and James Marshall come into the side at wing and fullback and Karl Lowe gets a start on the flank.
For the table topping Chiefs, Tim Nanai-Williams returns at centre with Lelia Masaga moving to the wing. In the forwards Ben Afeaki starts at tighthead prop with Ben Tameifuna dropping to the wood. This is the last game at home for the Chiefs (until the play-offs) and they will be keen to win another one in front of their home fans, which I reckon they will accomplish but by a fairly toit margin.
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-Off: Friday, 9:35am (SA time)
Chiefs vs Hurricanes Prediction: Chiefs by less than 7