I gotta tell ya, writing these Super Rugby previews is becoming very tough.
If the Reds aren't playing the Brumbies, then there isn't much to get excited about at the moment.
That said, I reckon the Rebels might be fairly competitive this weekend.
Anyways, let's dive in.
Well fuck me.
Better than bank interest they say.
The only possible thing that could help the Waratahs this week is the old thing where the team loses their coach and then they win.
The old, sack the coach and get a win trick.
It's been done before.
But won't be happening this week.
The Brumbies aren't mucking around, they've picked just about their strongest possible side, or just about, so they won't be taking it easy on the boys in blue it seems.
Michael Wood gets a run on the Waratahs bench, arguably should have been there all season. He'll show some fight, he's got some mongrel - interested to see how he goes.
Brumbies by 24.
Now this is worth watching.
The Reds stayed away from COVID this week and set up camp in Sydney, they now travel to AAMI Park to take on the Rebels.
The Rebels will get the bronze medal this year in terms of Super Rugby, they're just in that tier below the Brumbies and the Reds.
Or maybe it's two tiers.
That said, I would not be surprised if they sprung an upset here.
The Reds have changed things up in their backline a little, Bryce Hegarty wears #15 while Jock Campbell, who I think is arguably the best fullback in the country, well he's on the wing.
Harry Wilson returns to the starting line up, as does Hamish Stewart in the #12 jersey.
I don't mind it, but all this changing, it isn't our best set up.
Remember the last time they met, Matt Toomua missed a kick after the siren to ice it and I reckon we might see something similar on Saturday night.
I'll go with the Reds, but only just, very weary of the Rebels this weekend - I think it'll come down to which forward pack can dominate set piece.
Reds by 6.
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