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Super rugby round 15 means that there are just four rounds left of the regular Super rugby season remaining.

All of the New Zealand teams except the Blues have three matches remaining so the maximum points they can still accumulate is 15 points. The Blues have a match in hand so they can still accumulate 20 points.

All of the Australian and South African teams have played 12 matches so they can all earn another 20 points if they win all of their remaining matches with bonus points.

The least likely team to reach the play offs that is still in contention given the above is the Chiefs on 23 points. The Reds also have 23 points but they have a match in hand.

As a result all of the teams above the Chiefs are very much still in the running.

In our current form rankings which is based upon the last five matches, points scored, points conceded and matches won the Crusaders have regained the top spot. The Hurricanes loss to the Jaguares has dropped them to fifth place in the form rankings as a number of other teams are hitting form.

The Brumbies have won four out of their last five matches and the Jaguares five out of their last six matches. The Lions have also started climbing the form guide rankings too.

Super rugby form guide

1 Crusaders – V – V – V – V – D – L – V – V – V – B – V – D – V – D –
2 Brumbies – L – V – L – L – V – L – B – L – V – V – L – V – V – B –
3 Jaguares – L – V – V – L – L – B – L – V – V – B – V – V – L – V –
4 Lions – V – L – L – V – V – V – B – L – L – V – L – B – V – V –
5 Hurricanes – V – L – V – V – D – V – L – V – B – V – V – V – V – L –
6 Highlanders – V – V – L – L – D – L – B – L – L – V – V – D – V – L –
7 Bulls – V – L – V – V – B – L – V – L – V – B – L – V – L – V –
8 Stormers – L – V – V – B – V – L – L – L – V – L – V – L – B – D –
9 Waratahs – L – V – B – V – L – V – L – L – B – V – L – L – L – V –
10 Sharks – V – V – L – L – B – V – L – V – L – L – V – D – L – B –
11 Chiefs – L – L – L – L – D – V – V – B – V – L – L – D – V – L –
12 Blues – L – L – L – V – B – V – V – V – L – L – B – L – L – V –
13 Reds – B – L – L – L – V – V – L – V – L – V – B – V – L – L –
14 Rebels – V – B – V – V – L – L – V – V – L – L – B – L – V – L –
15 Sunwolves – L – L – V – L – L – L – V – L – B – L – L – L – L – B –


Chiefs v Reds Super Rugby Preview

The Chiefs have played the Reds 22 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Chiefs have won 12 matches and lost 10 times.

The Chiefs 12 wins out of 22 matches gives them a record of winning 55% of their matches against the Reds regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Hamilton which is home for the Chiefs and the venue where the teams have met 9 times.

In those 9 matches played in Hamilton the Chiefs have won 4 matches and lost 5. This gives the Chiefs a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Reds at home.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Reds in Hamilton is : Chiefs 24 Reds 21.

The Reds have won the last three matches against the Chiefs in Hamilton and the Chiefs have not won in their home city against the Reds since 2008.

The Bookies have given the Reds an 11 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Chiefs 28 Reds 23

Last five results
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Chiefs v Reds 36-12 Brisbane
Sat, 06 May 2017 Chiefs v Reds 46-17 New Plymouth
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 Chiefs v Reds 50-5 Brisbane
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 Chiefs v Reds 24-3 Brisbane
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 Chiefs v Reds 23-31 Hamilton

Chiefs overall record against the Reds
Played 22 ,Wins 12, Losses 10 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Friday 24 May
Venue : FMG Stadium, Waikato
Kick Off local: 19:35
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2: Dan Waenga
TMO : Glenn Newman

Teams

Chiefs

15 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Sam Cane (captain), 5 Tyler Ardron, 4 Jesse Parete, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Atu Moli

Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Daymon Leasuasu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Jack Debreczeni, 23 Sean Wainui

Reds

15 Matt McGahan, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Seb Wileman, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Harry Hoopert

Replacements : 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Feao Fotuaika, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Adam Korczyk, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Teti Tela, 23 Liam McNamara


Brumbies v Bulls Super Rugby Preview

The Brumbies have played the Bulls 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Brumbies have won 13 matches, lost 7 times and drawn none.

The Brumbies 13 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 65% of their matches against the Bulls regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Canberra which is home for the Brumbies and the venue where the teams have met 9 times.

In those 9 matches played in Canberra the Brumbies have won 9 matches and lost 8. This gives the Brumbies a record of winning 89% of their matches against the Bulls at home.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Bulls in Canberra is : Brumbies 34 Bulls 20.

The Brumbies have won all but one of their their matches against the Bulls at home in Canberra. The last four matches in the city have all been won by the Brumbies and the Bulls have not won their since 2007 – the year they won their first title.

The Bookies have given the Bulls a 7 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Brumbies 30 Bulls 26

Last five results
Sat, 26 May 2018 Brumbies v Bulls 38-28 Pretoria
Fri, 06 May 2016 Brumbies v Bulls 23-6 Canberra
Fri, 29 May 2015 Brumbies v Bulls 22-16 Canberra
Sat, 24 May 2014 Brumbies v Bulls 23-44 Pretoria
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 Semi Brumbies v Bulls 26-23 Pretoria

Brumbies overall record against the Bulls
Played 20 , Wins 13, Losses 7, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Friday 24 May
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1: Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2: Paul Williams
TMO : James Leckie

Teams

Brumbies

15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Tom Cusack, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Connal Mcinerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Rob Valetini, 22 Ryan Lonergan, 23 Tom Wright

Bulls

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 JT Jackson, 23 Divan Rossouw


Sunwolves v Rebels Super Rugby Preview

The Sunwolves have played the Rebels four times in Super rugby since 2016 and the Sunwolves have lost all four.

That means the Rebels are four from four – regardless of the venue. Two of the matches were played in Melbourne and the other two were played (one each) in Singapore and Tokyo.

In the only match between these teams played in Tokyo the score was : Sunwolves 9 Rebels 35.

The Bookies have given the Sunwolves a 7 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Sunwolves 14 Rebels 38

Last four results
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 Sunwolves v Rebels 15-42 Melbourne
Fri, 25 May 2018 Sunwolves v Rebels 13-40 Melbourne
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 Sunwolves v Rebels 17-37 Singapore
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 Sunwolves v Rebels 9-35 Tokyo

Sunwolves overall record against the Rebels
Played 4 , Wins 0, Losses 4 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 25 May
Venue : Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Kick Off local: 14:15
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1:Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 2: Shuhei Kubo
TMO :Minoru Fuji

Teams

Sunwolves

15 Jason Emery, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Josh Timu, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Semisi Masirewa, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Kaito Shigeno, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, 5 Luke Thompson, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Masataka Mikami

Replacements: 16 Nathan Vella, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Tom Rowe, 20 Ben Gunter, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Takyua Yamasawa

Rebels

15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Richard Hardwick, 7 Angus Cottrell, 6 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Hugh Roach, 1 Matt Gibbon

Replacements: 16 Jordan Ulese, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Matt To’omua, 23 Tom English


Crusaders v Blues Super Rugby Preview

The Crusaders have played the Blues 33 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Crusaders have won 22 times, lost 11 matches and drawn none.

The Crusaders 22 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 67% of their matches against the Blues regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Christchurch which is home for the Crusaders and the venue where the teams have met 15 times.

In those 15 matches played in Christchurch the Crusaders have won 15 matches and lost 3. This gives the Crusaders a record of winning 80% of their matches against the Blues at home.

The average score when the Crusaders play the Blues in Christchurch is : Crusaders 32 Blues 20.

The Crusaders have won the last nine matches against the Blues in Christchurch and the Blues have not won in the city since 2004.

The Bookies have given the Blues a 14 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Crusaders 27 Blues 21

Last five results
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 Crusaders v Blues 24-22 Auckland
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 Crusaders v Blues 54-17 Christchurch
Sat, 19 May 2018 Crusaders v Blues 32-24 Auckland
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 Crusaders v Blues 33-24 Christchurch
Sat, 28 May 2016 Crusaders v Blues 26-21 Auckland

Crusaders overall record against the Blues
Played 33 , Wins 22 , Losses 11 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 25 May
Venue : AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick Off local: 19:35
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2:Glen Jackson
TMO :Aaron Paterson

Teams

Crusaders

15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Joe Moody

Replacements: 16 Brodie McAlister, 17 Isi Tu’ungafasi, 18 George Bower, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Braydon Ennor

Blues

1 Alex Hodgman, 2 Leni Apisai, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 5 Scott Scrafton, 6 Tom Robinson, 7 Blake Gibson ©, 8 Akira Ioane; 9 Jonathan Ruru, 10 Harry Plummer, 11 Rieko Ioane, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 13 TJ Faiane, 14 Caleb Clarke, 15 Melani Nanai.

Replacements: 16 James Parsons, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Lua Li, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Otere Black, 23 Levi Aumua.


Waratahs v Jaguares Super Rugby Preview

The Waratahs have played the Jaguares 30 times in Super rugby since 2017 and the Waratahs have yet to beat the Jaguares.

In the two matches between these sides one match was played in Sydney and the other was played in Buenos Aires.

This weekend the match will be played in Sydney and when the teams met there last time the Jaguares won 27-40.

The Bookies have given the Jaguares a 3 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Waratahs 28 Jaguares 39

Last two results
Sat, 10 Mar 2018 Waratahs v Jaguares 28-38 Buenos Aires
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 Waratahs v Jaguares 27-40 Sydney

Waratahs overall record against the Jaguares
Played 2 , Wins 0 , Losses 2 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 25 May
Venue : Western Sydney Stadium
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2:Jaco Peyper
TMO :Ian Smith

Teams

Waratahs

15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson

Replacements: 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Jed Holloway, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Lalakai Foketi, 23 Curtis Rona

Jaguares

15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Santiago Carreras, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (c), 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Domingo Miotti, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Tomás Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Marcos Kremer, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas.

Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Lucio Sordoni, 19 Tomás Lavanini, 20 Juan Manual Leguizamon, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 23 Matias Moroni.


Stormers v Highlanders Super Rugby Preview

The Stormers have played the Highlanders 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Stormers have won 8 times, lost 11 matches and drawn one.

The Stormers 8 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 40% of their matches against the Highlanders regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Newlands which is home for the Stormers and the venue where the teams have met 10 times.

In those 10 matches played in Newlands the Stormers have won 6 matches and lost 4. This gives the Stormers a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Highlanders at home.

The average score when the Stormers play the Highlanders in Newlands is : Stormers 25 Highlanders 21.

The Stormers have won the last four matches against the Highlanders in Newlands and the Highlanders have not won in the city since 2006.

The Bookies have given the Highlanders a 3 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Stormers 22 Highlanders 26

Last five results
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 Stormers v Highlanders 15-33 Dunedin
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 Stormers v Highlanders 14-57 Dunedin
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 Stormers v Highlanders 21-39 Dunedin
Sat, 03 May 2014 Stormers v Highlanders 29-28 Cape Town
Sat, 07 Apr 2012 Stormers v Highlanders 21-6 Dunedin

Stormers overall record against the Highlanders
Played 20 , Wins 8, Losses 11 , Draws 1

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 25 May
Venue : Newlands, Cape Town 
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:AJ Jacobs
Assistant Ref 2:Divan Uys
TMO : Willie Vos

Teams

Stormers

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit , 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon (Stormers debut), 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.

Highlanders

1. Daniel Lienert-Brown,2. Liam Coltman,3. Tyrel Lomax,4. Pari Pari Parkinson,5. Tom Franklin,6. Luke Whitelock (c),7. James Lentjes,8. Elliot Dixon,9. Aaron Smith,10. Josh Ioane,11 Jordan Hyland,12.Patelesio Tomkinson,13. Rob Thompson,14. Waisake Naholo,15. Matt Faddes

Replacements : 16. Ash Dixon,17. Ayden Johnstone,18. Siate Tokolahi,19. Josh Dickson,20. Shannon Frizell,21. Kayne Hammington,22. Marty Banks,23. Thomas Umaga-Jensen


Sharks v Lions Super Rugby Preview

The Sharks have played the Lions 30 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Sharks have won 18 times, lost 10 matches and drawn twice.

The Sharks 18 wins out of 30 matches gives them a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Lions regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Durban which is home for the Sharks and the venue where the teams have met 14 times.

In those 14 matches played in Durban the Sharks have won 11 matches and lost 3. This gives the Sharks a record of winning 79% of their matches against the Lions at home.

The average score when the Sharks play the Lions in Durban is : Sharks 29 Lions 17.

Although the Sharks have won 79% of their matches against the Lions at home in recent years they have struggled. In the last three matches played in Durban between these teams the Sharks have won one. It was however the most recent match and was in June 2018 which was the last time the Lions played in Durban.

The Bookies have given the Lions a 4 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Sharks 27 Lions 20

Last five results
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 Sharks v Lions 42-5 Johannesburg
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 Sharks v Lions 31-24 Durban
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 Sharks v Lions 19-26 Johannesburg
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 Elim Sharks v Lions 21-23 Johannesburg

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 Sharks v Lions 10-27 Durban

Sharks overall record against the Lions
Played 30, Wins 18, Losses 10, Draws 2

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 25 May
Venue : Kings Park , Durban
Kick Off local: 17:15
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1:Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Geldenhuys
TMO :Christie du Preez

Teams

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola

Replacements: 16 Dylan Richardson, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Kobus van Wyk

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi; 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom; 8 Kwagga Smith (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Jan-Henning Campher, 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements:16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Vincent Tshituka, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Shaun Reynolds, 23 Tyrone Green

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8 Comments

  1. Bomber

    22nd May 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Waratahs are 3 points favourites against the Jaguares? the bookies must have seen 2 SA officials on the touchlines, desperate for a Tahs win. A Jags win would as good as give them the SA conference and, whisper it wuietly, no quarter-finals in South Africa.

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