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Groggy Sharks to battle

M1: SWD Eagles v Griffons
The Eagles were outdone last week in a rather dismal performance.

The Griffons were beaten for the first time last weekend by the rampant Kings unit. They have to travel to George for this match which will not be easy.
Prediction: Griffons to narrowly win.

M2: Pumas v EP Kings
The Pumas were good last weekend when they beat the Bulldogs in East London. Flyhalf Naas Olivier has been in good form kicking goals from all over the field. This time they face a different kettle of fish in the Kings who are unbeaten and playing with tons of confidence. The Kings have plenty to play for which has been well documented.
Prediction: It won’t be easy but Kings are expected to win.

M3: Boland Kavaliers v Valke
The Kavs’ are coming to form in an overdue reversal of fortune. The Valke are a battling union and they were not very inspiring a week ago. With no big names in their ranks, it’s never easy to pick up any points and a win would be a massive boost to them.
Prediction: Boland to win easily.

M4: Leopards v Bulldogs
The best bet of the weekend. The Leopards should be far too strong in Potchefstroom. Andre Pretorius is their pivot and he has been playing some pretty decent rugby of late. The Bulldogs are struggling especially on their travels and it would come as a mighty shock if they are to win this.
Prediction: The Leopards by more than 12.

M5: Chiefs v Sharks
Many believe that the Sharks have already played their final and even though it burns me to say, I agree. Their travels are bound to take a toll on them and even though they are playing rugby that the purists would dream of, this could be a bridge too far. The Chiefs play an open game and this is of course the final. The weather is said to be forecast for rain on Saturday in Hamilton which may not suit either team to play their expansive games. Pat Lambie is meant to be back in the mix this weekend but with the injury to Tim Whitehead, you may see the utility back fill in the number 12 jumper.
Prediction: Chiefs by less than 12

Date Posted: 8/2/2012
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