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Griquas v Cell C Sharks – Cell C Sharks by 20
Unfortunately it looks like there are a couple of levels in this competition. The Griquas and Pumas are a level below the rest of the sides unfortunately.
I’m expecting a big win here for the Sharks to get them back up to the Bulls at the top of the table.
Emirates Lions v Phakisa Pumas – Emirates Lions by 10
Oh boy do the Lions need this game. They have only one win so far this season (against the Griquas) and they need something to build some confirdence.
A game against the Pumas should be good for that. The Pumas so far have only beaten the Griquas as well. However you can see the difference in the these sides looking at their points difference after 1 win and 3 losses. The Lions are +16 and the Pumas -44. That shows you the Lions losses have at least been competitive or more so than the Pumas losses.
DHL Stormers v Cheetahs – DHL Stormers by 5
This is the game of the round. I would have gone for the Cheetahs until they lost last weekend. They looked good in their opening 2 games but a loss after a weekend off means their not looking so good now.
The Stormers have beaten the bottom 3 teams and this will be a real test as to where they are at. The only top team they have played so far is the Bulls and they lost that by 33 points. Are they flat track bullies or is there more to this side?
Bye – Bulls
The Bulls will be very happy with how the season has started. Just a 2 point loss to the Cheetahs being the only hiccup in their opening 5 games. This week should bee a good chance to rest some sore bodies and fine tune things.
Record So Far
10 from 14 or 71% so far, taken a couple of risky calls that haven’t come off.