The Rebelution Rebellion was shut down faster than a hot dog stand at a vegan conference last weekend and boy did they look like fools. Mr. T pities them. With that in mind, the Rebels return home to face off against what has been an uncharacteristically poor Crusaders outfit who left it to the 11th hour last weekend to secure their 1st win of the weekend. They’ll be travelling with the intent to make it 2 from 2 but strange things have been known to occur in and around Melbourne. Let’s see what happens.
After yet another fantastic round of Super Rugby it is becoming clear that there are potential Fantasy Prospects from a variety of teams in 2014. In this week’s article we take a quick look at potential players who could be amongst the points this coming weekend.
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The Stormers could be in for another heartbreaking weekend:
We kick off this weekends action down in Hamilton, New Zealand, where we could see some rain on Friday night turning this into a slippery affair. The Chiefs won’t be planning any slip ups, and after the weekends slip up against the Crusaders the Stormers will be trying to avoid slipping any further down the log. The last time these two teams met last year the Stormers came out 36-34 victors, they then went on to, well nothing, and the Chiefs went on to win yet another Super Rugby title.
What a ridiculous weekend of rugby! There’ll be many a manager unhappy with their teams performance as topsy-turvy form and tick-bite fever caught people out.
One player who managed a great score was this weeks winner of 5 pounds from BetVictor is Gerhard Van As – champoins 1(I’m sure he meant to say champions but we’ll roll with it)who managed 274 points in Round 4, thanks mostly to Quade Cooper at Kicker and Paul Jordaan as Captain. Well done Gerhard!
Last week’s league and world leader Peter Clainos (Peter C)only managed 186 points this week and drops to 4th on our log and 15th in the world.
Taking up the torch is Rod Swan and his interestingly named TotiSwan-Pom Clubber whose 264 points take him to the top of our log and second overall.
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The final match of the round serves up an interesting proposition as the Lions head down to the coast for some sunshine rain and rugby. While it would be in everyone’s best interests that this game is played in the dry, there is a chance that rain could play it’s part and turn this contest into a kicking circus. Nonetheless, the Sharks are back after their 1st bye and after a tough but convincing win against the Canes, they will be looking to show who’s boss in the competition for conference glory. The Lions on the other hand were put to the sword by the Bulls in a dreary “paint drying” affair last weekend – they won’t want a repeat so they’ll be packing the heat for Saturday’s encounter.
Nitro Circus may have left the building but that doesn’t mean there won’t be fireworks on Saturday. (Source: Twitter)
The last time these two side met, the Bulls made history by winning in Auckland for the first time ever! However, astonishing achievements aside, you’ll see in the history below that the Bulls don’t enjoy playing against the Blues – in fact it’s quite the opposite. Long story short, it could be a rather hard day at the office this weekend for the home team as they try to contain a Blues outfit that can turn a game in less than 5 minutes.
The Blues will be looking to dine on Bull. Nothing for Piri Weepu though… (Source: Twitter)
Two of the historical whipping boys of Super Rugby face off in a pillow-fight this Saturday in Perth. The prize: a certificate for most improved. The Rebels look favourites for the spoils having ruffled up the Cheetahs while the Force played to type, losing to the Brumbies. These 2 usually throw the pill around when they face each other so expect some fun in the outback sun. Fantasy Rugby Scout’s own Daniel Cunnama is in Perth so if you see him please give him some sunscreen and a hug.
Have you seen this Ginger? Checklist: Pale skin, Red Hair, Angry Disposition. Approach with caution
Canterbury plays host to 2 teams lurking in unfamiliar territory, at the bottom of their respective conferences. If you speak to anyone who isn’t high on Table Mountain air, the Stormers got lucky in a game that might be called The Great Escape. The Crusaders have zero points to show for their struggles, and struggles is putting it lightly. Traditional pedigree is clearly out the window so get ready for an old fashioned backyard scrap!
Gone fishing. Dan Carter seems to be the only Crusader enjoying life at the moment. (source: Twitter)