Round four of the Super Rugby sees three teams – Chiefs, Highlanders and Waratahs – with a bye.
Hurricanes vs Brumbies, Friday
The Hurricanes are coming off a close one-point loss to the Stormers last week while the Brumbies luck was better as they defeated the Force with a 13-point win. The Brumbies will be without key player David Pocock, however they will look to do well without him in the opening game of round four.
Reds vs Cheetahs, Friday
The Reds were no match for their New South Wales counterparts last week, the loss dropping them down to 11th place. The ninth place Cheetahs didn’t do so well either, losing to the Rebels in a 21-point loss. Both teams will be looking to regain their momentum with a win here.
Crusaders vs Stormers, Saturday
The Crusaders have yet to see a win so far in comp while the Stormers are doing only marginally better with one win and one loss. Their win coming at the expense of the Hurricanes last week in a nail-biting one point win. Both teams are hoping to improve their ranking on the ladder with a much-needed win on Saturday.
Force vs Rebels, Saturday
The Force are at the bottom of the ladder with two huge losses in the previous two rounds and will have the challenge of stopping the Rebels momentum. The Rebels will look to continue up the rankings with another consecutive win over the Force after a decisive victory last week over the Cheetahs.
Bulls vs Blues, Saturday
The Bulls and the Blues are eighth and seventh place on the ladder respectively, so a win in round four will possibly give them a boost up the rankings. Both teams are coming off impressive victories in the last round.
Sharks vs Lions, Saturday
Two of the top teams of Super Rugby will collide in the final game of the round as the second place Sharks take on the fourth place Lions. The Lions are coming off a loss to the Bulls while the Sharks will run into this game fresh off a bye. – Noah La’ulu
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