Waratahs V Highlanders
First Try Scorer: Aaron Smith
Super Haka Fans (Waratahs): Jordan Curry, Stephen Power, Padraig Cullinan
Super Haka Fans (Highlanders): Tom Egan, Seamas Bualier, Patrick Griffin
We’re backing the Highlanders to cause another upset this weekend. The Dunedin outfit’s excellently trained backline could prove the difference between the two sides as the Waratahs haven’t looked quite as sharp as they did when they won the competition last season.
Hurricanes V Brumbies:
First Try Scorer: Joe Tomane
Super Haka Fans (Hurricanes): Rory Clarke, Brian Daly, Aron Calvert
Super Haka Fans (Brumbies): Barry Hurley, Ewan O’Brien, Conor McInerney
Two quality sides that should play out a classic here. The Hurricanes ran away from the rest of the pack during the league stages while the Brumbies, although inconsistent showed that they can be equally as deadly on their day. Unfortunately for the Australians, the All Black packed ‘Canes look unbeatable this season.