2017-03-28 by Phantom
Match 1: Stormers vs Cheetahs
The Stormers continued their perfect start to this year’s competition with a hard-fought victory over the Sunwolves in Singapore last weekend and are a confident selection to preserve their 100% record against the visitors, who went down 30-38 to the Sharks in Bloemfontein last time out. The hosts have won four of the last five meeting between these sides!
Match 2: Leinster vs London Wasps
Leinster boast a formidable record on their patch – winning 14 of their last 15 matches on home soil – and are unbeaten in nine games in all competitions. Wasps, on the other hand, have bounced back from a February slump to win their last three fixtures. Interestingly, they overpowered the hosts 51-10 in their most recent match-up back in January 2016.
Both sides are capable of winning this but home ground advantage could prove crucial in this Quarter-Final encounter.
Match 3: Emirates Lions vs Sharks
Arguably the tie of the round in Super Rugby. The Lions have bounced back from defeat in Argentina with two high-scoring victories back in South Africa over the Reds and Kings. The visitors arrive on the Highveld in good form, winning four on the bounce after an opening-week defeat. However, they’ve lost the last seven meetings between these sides. The hosts are on 16-match unbeaten run at home, in all competitions, and should have the edge once more.
Match 4: Munster v Stade Toulousain
With the visitors having lost their last four on the road, including a 20-11 last-time out defeat in Bordeaux, it’s hard to look past the hosts in this Quarter-Final match-up. In their only previous meeting, Munster emerged 47-23 victors and, after back-to-back wins on the road, can continue their winning ways back on home soil.
Match 5: Waratahs vs Crusaders
Good game of rugby anticipated and fireworks are expected in the last fixture of Super Rugby Round 6 come Sunday morning. Home ground advantage has proved crucial in the last four encounters between these sides, though the visitors have won six of the last eight match-ups. The ‘Tahs bounced back to winning ways with a last-gasp, come-from-behind win over the rebels last weekend but will need to raise their game event further, if they’re to account for a Saders outfit that is beginning to its feet. While the hosts are capable, they inspire little confidence and, as such, it may be worth siding with the visitors.