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Rugby 5 Preview WEEKEND 31January -02 February 2020

2020-01-27 by Phantom

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RUGBY 5 POOL FRIDAY 31 January

M1. Blues v Chiefs

The Blues are talking a good game this season after a number of years as New Zealand's bottom side. They have shown signs of improvement of recent. It is all back to zero for the opening match of Super Rugby and the Chiefs arrive with a new looking side. If they click, they can have a great season. All first round matches are a lottery.

M2. Brumbies v Reds

The Reds seem to have bought wisely in the off season and they could be the Aussie leading lights. The Brumbies have had a disrupted preparation coming into this tournament. Despite being hard to beat at home, the Brumbies may start as underdogs.

M3. Sharks v Bulls

Both teams showed some enterprising play on Superhero Sunday. Playing in Durban in summer is particularly tough and the Bulls will not be used to a piece of soap instead of the ball. Favour the Sharks at home. They head on tour after this so a win is imperative.

M4. Sunwolves v Rebels

The Sunwolves would love to show that they belong because this is their last season in Super Rugby. They will be up for this match against what is expected to be an improved Rebels. Go wide.

M5. Crusaders v Waratahs

The Crusaders are arguably the team to beat again. With them being in Christchurch for this match makes the result even more expected. The Crusaders should start on a winning note.

RUGBY 5 POOL 1 SATURDAY 01 FEBRUARY

M1. Sharks v Bulls

Both teams showed some enterprising play on Superhero Sunday. Playing in Durban in summer is particularly tough and the Bulls will not be used to a piece of soap instead of the ball. Favour the Sharks at home. They head on tour after this so a win is imperative.

M2. Sunwolves v Rebels

The Sunwolves would love to show that they belong because this is their last season in Super Rugby. They will be up for this match against what is expected to be an improved Rebels. Go wide.

M3. Crusaders v Waratahs

The Crusaders are arguably the team to beat again. With them being in Christchurch for this match makes the result even more expected. The Crusaders should start on a winning note.

M4. Stormers v Hurricanes

Nobody really knows what to expect from the Stormers this season. They also showed their hand on Superhero Sunday and looked decent for it. They have some influential players in their ranks too. The Hurricanes arrive without Beauden Barrett. How will that work? New Zealand teams tend to have the edge. But the Stormers have a huge chance to start them on the back foot.

M5. Jaguares v Lions

The Jaguares will go close to winning this tournament. They start at home against a Lions side under new direction. They look dangerous on attack but they may conceded plenty of tries. The Jaguares are fancied.

 

RUGBY 5 POOL 2 SATURDAY 01 FEBRUARY

M1. Stormers v Hurricanes

Nobody really knows what to expect from the Stormers this season. They also showed their hand on Superhero Sunday and looked decent for it. They have some influential players in their ranks too. The Hurricanes arrive without Beauden Barrett. How will that work? New Zealand teams tend to have the edge. But the Stormers have a huge chance to start them on the back foot.

M2. Cheetahs v Kings

The Cheetahs beat the Kings 31-30 last weekend in Port Elizabeth with a last minute try and conversion. Now they head to Bloemfontein where the Cheetahs have far more confidence. It will not be easy again but the Cheetahs should win and stay in the thick of it in the Pro 14.

M3. Wales v Italy

Both teams look a bit different after the World Cup. Wales showed their depth though by going deep in Japan. Italy normally play their best at the start of the Six Nations but their best shouldn't be near enough.

M4. Ireland v Scotland

Scotland have started on the back foot with Finn Russell sent home for disciplinary issues. Ireland might wobble a bit early with so many new faces. They should get across the line though.

M5. Jaguares v Lions

The Jaguares will go close to winning this tournament. They start at home against a Lions side under new direction. They look dangerous on attack but they may conceded plenty of tries. The Jaguares are fancied. 

 

RUGBY 5 POOL SUNDAY 02 FEBRUARY

M1. Exeter v Harlequins

Exeter might have a chinck in their armour. They are still atop the Premiership log but a recent defeat and sudden lack of aura they dont seem to be as daunting as recent. Harlequins are a decent side and they will ask questions. Exeter should win despite a wobbly couple of weeks.

M2. Nevers v Grenoble

Grenoble should win after making it five on the spin last weekend. Nevers also find themselves in decent form but they face the top team in the French D2 so this is a bigger challenge.

M3. Emila v Calvisano

Second plays third in the Italian league. Emila are surprisingly ahead of Calvisano going into this match. And they are at home. Ordinarily Calvisano would be fancied. It wont be too straight forward here.

M4. Mogliano v San Dona

Mogliano are sixth but they have lost their last four matches. San Dona are seventh and in better form. If Mogliano find their best, they will win. But their best is far away.

M5. France v England

This is a huge match. France will be up for this and when they are motivated, very few can beat them. England can but how much are they still licking wounds after a World Cup Final loss. And they lost without much of a fight. England are favourites but it will not be one way traffic. Play wide and expect a great test match.