Super Rugby predictions - Bulls have too much artillery for Sunwolves

Super Rugby predictions - Bulls have too much artillery for Sunwolves

The first three weeks of Super Rugby action have coughed up a fair share of surprises. Round four is possibly one of the more predictable weeks, based on current form trends.


Brenden Nel
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Rugby pundit Brenden Nel has been pretty accurate when it comes to predictions, and had a decent return of 7/8 correct calls last weekend.

 He was stumped by the Chiefs-Hurricanes result, where the defending champions stumbled to a 26-18 defeat by their Kiwi rivals in Waikato, but a 7/8 return on predictions isn't to be sneezed at.

 The Jaguares also got the better of the Lions in Buenos Aires, but Nel called that one correctly.

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 This week, the Bulls return to their Loftus Versveld stamping ground -- albeit temporarily -- where they host the Sunwolves on Friday evening (19h00).

 Although the Sunwolves played very smart rugby against the Cheetahs last weekend and gave them a fright, the home side, with a long list of returning players from injury and refreshed from a bye week, should have too much ammunition for the brave Japanese outfit.

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 The Lions, who should have a more familiar look about them, know how to turn on the heat at their Ellis Park fortress and should have the beating of the Reds on Saturday (17h15). 

 The Sharks are looking just as formidable on their home patch at Kings Park and even without pivot and captain Pat Lambie, should feast on the Kings (19h30 kick-off).

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 The injury-ravaged Cheetahs may come unstuck against the Jaguares in Argentina. The long haul trip across continents and the Argentine side's home form, is also something that sways the odds in favour of the Puma-laden team. Kick off is at 21h40 SA time Saturday night.

 There are also some appetising local derbies in New Zealand and Australia to look forward to this week.

 The Crusaders host the Blues in Christchurch on Friday (08h35 SA time) and the Hurricanes are at home to the Highlanders in a much-anticipated clash in Wellington on Saturday (08h35 SA time)

 The struggling Warathas face the Brumbies in Sydney on Saturday (10h45 SA time) and the Chiefs are expected to bulldoze their way through the Rebels (Friday 10h45 SA time).

 Watch Brenden Nel's full Super Rugby round 4 predictions here:


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