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After four rounds of Super rugby Cape Town’s Stormers are the only team in the tournament who are unbeaten.

The Stormers have played four matches and won all four matches. It should be noted though that all but one of their matches have been at home and they have yet to leave South Africa.

Super rugby round five features six matches over Friday and Saturday. There are two Friday matches and four on Saturday.

The Super rugby action begins in Dunedin where the Highlanders host the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

After four rounds of Super rugby the Stormers top the standings in our Super rugby form guide

In our current form rankings which is based upon the last five matches, points scored, points conceded and matches won the Stormers are the top team.

The Crusaders and Sharks follow close behind.

Super rugby form guide

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


Highlanders v Rebels Super Rugby Preview

The Highlanders have played the Rebels 8 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Highlanders have won 6 matches and lost twice.

The Highlanders 6 wins out of 8 matches gives them a record of winning 75% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Dunedin which is home for the Highlanders and the venue where the teams have met 4 times.

In those 4 matches played in Dunedin, the Highlanders have won all four. This gives the Highlanders a record of winning 100% of their matches against the Rebels at home.

The average score when the Highlanders play the Rebels in Dunedin is: Highlanders 42 Rebels 23.

The Highlanders have won the last four matches against the Rebels in Dunedin so Rebels have never won in the city.

The Bookies have given the Highlanders a 13 point start for this Match -click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Highlanders 37 Rebels 22

Last five results
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 Highlanders v Rebels 19-24 Melbourne
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 Highlanders v Rebels 43-37 Dunedin
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 Highlanders v Rebels 51-12 Dunedin
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 Highlanders v Rebels 27-3 Melbourne
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 Highlanders v Rebels 33-30 Dunedin

Highlanders overall record against the Rebels
Played 8, Wins 6, Losses 2, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Friday 28 February
Venue : Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-Off local: 19:05
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:James Doleman
Assistant Ref 2: James Munro
TMO : Chris Hart

Teams

Highlanders

15 Michael Collins, 14 Josh McKay, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Josh Ioane, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Mitch Hunt, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Marino Mikaele Tu’u, 7 James Lentjes (captain), 6 Teariki Ben-Nicholas, 5 Jack Whetton, 4 Jesse Parete, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 20 Dillon Hunt, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Teihorangi Walden, 23 Scott Gregory

Rebels

15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Tom English, 12 Bill Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Matt To’omua, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Matt Gibbon

Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Cameron Orr, 18 Cabous Eloff, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Frank Lomani, 22 Michael Wells, 23 Andrew Deegan.


Waratahs v Lions Super Rugby Preview

The Waratahs have played the Lions 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Waratahs have won 14 matches, lost 6 times and drawn none.

The Waratahs 14 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 70% of their matches against the Lions regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Sydney which is home for the Waratahs and the city where the teams have met 10 times.

In those 10 matches played in Sydney, the Waratahs have won 9 matches and lost 1. This gives the Waratahs a record of winning 90% of their matches against the Lions at home.

The average score when the Waratahs play the Lions in Sydney is: Waratahs 38 Lions 13.

The Lions won the last match against the Waratahs in Sydney and the Waratahs have not won at home in these matches since 2014.

Across all venues, the Lions have won the last five matches between these sides.

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

Average score: Waratahs 35 Lions 21

Last five results
Sat, 11 May 2019 Waratahs v Lions 28-29 Johannesburg
Sat, 28 Jul 2018 Semi Waratahs v Lions 26-44 Johannesburg
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Waratahs v Lions 0-29 Sydney
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 Waratahs v Lions 36-55 Johannesburg
Sat, 30 May 2015 Waratahs v Lions 22-27 Johannesburg

Waratahs overall record against the Lions
Played 20, Wins 14, Losses 6, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date:
Friday 28 February
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Kick-Off local: 19:15
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 2:James Quinn
TMO : Ian Smith

Teams

Waratahs

1. Angus Bell 2. Robbie Abel 3. Harry Johnson-Holmes 4. Tom Staniforth 5. Rob Simmons 6. Lachie Swinton 7. Michael Hooper 8. Jack Dempsey 9. Jake Gordon 10. Will Harrison 11. Jack Maddocks 12. Karmichael Hunt 13. Alex Newsome 14. Mark Nawaqanitawase 15. Kurtley Beale

Replacements: 16. Damien Fitzpatrick 17. Tom Robertson 18. Tetera Daulkner 19. Jed Holloway 20. Ryan McCauley 21. Mitch Short 22. Lalakai Foketi 23. James Ramm

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Tyrone Green, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jan-Hemming Campher, 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Morne van den Berg, 23 Wandisile Simelane


Hurricanes v Sunwolves Super Rugby Preview

The Hurricanes have played the Sunwolves 3 times in Super rugby since 2016 and the Hurricanes have all three matches.

The Hurricanes 3 wins out of 3 matches gives them a record of winning 100% of their matches against the Sunwolves regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Wellington which is home for the Hurricanes and the city where the teams have met just once before.

The Hurricanes won the last match between these sides in Wellington 43-15 but their biggest ever win was in 2016 and the Hurricanes won 83-17.

The Bookies have given the Sunwolves a 34 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Hurricanes 52 Sunwolves 18

Last three results
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 Hurricanes v Sunwolves 29-23 Tokyo
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 Hurricanes v Sunwolves 43-15 Wellington
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 Hurricanes v Sunwolves 83-17 Tokyo

Hurricanes overall record against the Sunwolves
Played 3, Wins 3, Losses 0, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date:
Saturday 29 February
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Kick-Off local: 16:45
Referee: Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Dan Waenga
TMO : Aaron Paterson

Teams

Hurricanes

15 Chase Tiatia. 14 Kobus Van Wyk. 13 Vince Aso. 12 Ngani Laumape. 11 Ben Lam, 10 Fletcher Smith, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Xavier Numia

Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Ben May, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Devan Flanders, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 James Marshall, 23 Peter Umaga-Jensen

Sunwolves

15 Alex Horan, 14 Siosaia Fifita, 13 Keisuke Moriya, 12 Shogo Nakano, 11 James Dargaville, 10  Jumpei Ogura, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Mitch Jacobson, 6 Tevita Tupou, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Jarred Adams

Replacements: 16 Efitusi Maafu, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 21 Naoto Saito, 22 JJ Engelbrecht, 23 Tautalatasi Tasi


Reds v Sharks Super Rugby Preview

The Reds have played the Sharks 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Reds have won 11 matches, lost 9 times and drawn none.

The Reds 11 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 55% of their matches against the Sharks regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Brisbane, which is home for the Reds and the city where the teams have met 10 times.

In those 10 matches played in Brisbane, the Reds have won 7 matches and lost 3. This gives the Reds a record of winning 70% of their matches against the Sharks at home.

The average score when the Reds play the Sharks in Brisbane is: Reds 25 Sharks 24.

Since 2005 and through the last seven matches these teams have alternated wins in Brisbane and if this trend continues the Sharks will win this weekend.

The Bookies have given the Reds a 2 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds

Average score: Reds 23 Sharks 24

Last five results
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 Reds v Sharks 21-14 Durban
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 Reds v Sharks 28-26 Brisbane
Fri, 22 May 2015 Reds v Sharks 14-21 Brisbane
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 Reds v Sharks 20-35 Durban
Fri, 10 May 2013 Reds v Sharks 32-17 Brisbane

Reds overall record against the Sharks
Played 20, Wins 11, Losses 9, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 29 February
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-Off local: 18:15
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:Graham Cooper
Assistant Ref 2:Jordan way
TMO : James Leckie

Teams

Reds

15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith

Replacements: 16 Ed Craig, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Isaac Lucas, 23 Filipo Daugunu

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche

Replacements:16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Jeremy Ward


Stormers v Blues Super Rugby Preview

The Stormers have played the Blues 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Stormers have won 10 matches and lost 10 matches.

The Stormers 10 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 50% of their matches against the Blues regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Cape Town, which is home for the Stormers and the city where the teams have met 10 times.

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

The average score when the Stormers play the Blues in Cape Town is : Stormers 24 Blues 23.

The Stormers have won the last five matches against the Blues in Cape Town and the Blues have not won in the city since 2009.

The Bookies have given the Blues a 10 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Stormers 24 Blues 25

Last five results
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 Stormers v Blues 9-24 Auckland
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 Stormers v Blues 37-20 Cape Town
Fri, 19 May 2017 Stormers v Blues 30-22 Cape Town
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 Stormers v Blues 27-16 Cape Town
Fri, 03 May 2013 Stormers v Blues 17-18 Albany

Stormers overall record against the Bulls
Played 20 , Wins 10, Losses 10 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 29 February
Venue : Newlands, Cape Town
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2:Divan Uys
TMO :Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Teams

Stormers

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose ( Stormers debut), 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Cobus Wiese, 21 Ernst van Rhyn, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Blues

15 Stephen Perofeta, 14 Joe Marchant, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Mark Telea, 10 Otere Black, 9 Sam Nock; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Jacob Pierce, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (c), 3 Sione Mafileo 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Replacements: 16 Luteru Tolai, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 18 Aaron Carroll, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Matt Duffie.


Bulls v Jaguares Super Rugby Preview

The Bulls have played the Jaguares 6 times in Super rugby since 2016 and the Bulls have won 2 matches and lost 4.

The Bulls 2 wins out of 6 matches gives them a record of winning 33% of their matches against the Jaguares regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Pretoria which is home for the Bulls and the city where the teams have met 3 times.

In those 3 matches played in Pretoria, the Bulls have won 1 matches and lost 1. This gives the Bulls a record of winning 66.7% of their matches against the Jaguares at home.

The average score when the Bulls play the Jaguares in Pretoria is : Bulls 30 Jaguares 23.

The Jaguares won the last match against the Bulls in Pretoria but the Bulls won the two matches prior to that.

The Bookies have given the Bulls a 5 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Bulls 23 Jaguares 30

Last five results
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 Bulls v Jaguares 20-22 Pretoria
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 Bulls v Jaguares 12-27 Buenos Aires
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 Bulls v Jaguares 43-34 Pretoria
Sat, 19 May 2018 Bulls v Jaguares 24-54 Buenos Aires
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 Bulls v Jaguares 26-13 Pretoria

Bulls overall record against the Jaguares
Played 6 , Wins 2, Losses 4, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :
Saturday 29 February
Venue : Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick Off local: 17:15
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:AJ Jacobs
Assistant Ref 2:Griffin Colby
TMO :Marius Jonker

Teams

Bulls

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Nafi Tuitavake, 12 Johnny Kotze, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 Josh Strauss, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Trevor Nyakane (captain), 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Replacements: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Ruan Steenkamp, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw

Jaguares

15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (captain), 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Francisco Gorrissen, 5 Marcos Kremer, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Joel Sclavi, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Mayco Viyas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Lucas Paulos, 20 Bautista Pedemonte, 21 Domingo Miotti, 22 Juan Cruz Mallia, 23 Santiago Chocobare


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