The battle of strength between nerves and emotions will be intense for the rebels

The tipping options seem relatively clear for round 13, with three of the four on the panel having the same selections and the other having just a play variation.

Last week, Nick caught Christy on top, although congratulations to The Crowd who continue to outperform the four on the panel.

There is also a battle brewing for the wooden spoon where Hamish caught up with Tony after an impressive 12th round.

Christian Doran

Hurricanes, Bosses, Drua, Brumbies, Blues, Strength

The Hurricanes could have used their clash against Moana Pasifika to give some stars a break, but they will still be too good.

Friday night’s second game is more intriguing as the Rebels host the Chiefs in what could be the Melbourne-based team’s final home clash.

Hopefully the Rebels turn up and give the Chiefs a jolt, but I fear the loaded All Blacks team will overtake them and defeat them.

Regardless of whether they win or lose, it’s surprising that it’s gotten to this point in the season where the Rebels don’t know if it will be their last home game. The fans and the current group deserve better.

The Reds fell short in Fiji almost 12 months ago when the Drua finished above Brad Thorn’s men. Les Kiss have lost a couple to injury and rested others, but they are still a reasonable looking team.

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It will be enough? I’m not sure with Drua’s local record anything will win my vote.

The Brumbies will be looking to win their first clash against the Crusaders since 2009. It’s a crazy record for one of the most competitive teams in Super Rugby.

It’s also been 20 years since the Brumbies won their last Super Rugby title by beating the Crusaders in Canberra. I will back Stephen Larkham’s men to make sure it is a meeting worth holding.

Despite Rob Penney welcoming Fergus Burke, the constant changes in the halves and sides are not good for his continuity.

The Larkham Brumbies also welcome a handful of players including James Slipper and Noah Lolesio.

The Highlanders’ three-game winning streak will come to an end on Saturday at Eden Park. The Blues might be down slightly after their important win over the Hurricanes last week, but there’s too much at stake to let a bonus point slip away.

The Waratahs will rise for Jake Gordon’s 100th game, but will it be enough? The Waratahs’ frontline problems will hurt them, of course, but elsewhere they are still in reasonable health.

I’m rooting for the Force though. Their record at home has always been competitive and they have finally found some stability.

Nick Wasiliev

Hurricanes, Bosses, Drua, Brumbies, Blues, Strength

Moana has a couple of winnable games on the road home, but games like this are the reason the finals may be out of the question, despite the growth shown this season.

Even with 11 changes, this Canes team still looks solid. It’s sobering to think that this could be the last time the Rebels play at home, so if you’re a Rebels fan, enjoy it as much as you can.

Hopefully that will drive good performance. They will need it, the cavalry is back for the Chiefs and I see them winning big here.

I mean, it’s Fiji in Fiji. You have to choose them, right? Honestly, I’m not as confident in this as I have been in previous games, as the stakes are so high for the Reds. It will be closer than expected.

Fun fact: Did you know this used to be one of Super 12’s biggest rivalries? However, the last time the Brums tasted victory against the Crusaders was in 2009. Fergus Burke is a welcome return, but with Canberra being a tough place to win at the best of times, I’m rooting for the hosts, although not with so much. Confident as perhaps I should have.

The Highlanders have done really well in recent weeks and seem to have a finals place secured, but this is a bridge too far. The Blues are at the top of the table for a reason, and this should be a demonstration of why. Every time I tip the Force, Force fans scold me on Twitter for doing so; They prefer the boys to be the underdogs.

Despite this, it gets harder and harder when they win more and more at home, and with the Tahs forward group as hurt as it is now, I hope Hoopert, Medrano, Pearce and company really put their foot down come game time. scrum.

Hamish Bidwell

Hurricanes, Bosses, Drua, Brumbies, Blues, Strength

Until Moana Pasifika gets a level playing field to compete on, there isn’t much reason to watch them every week.

I could see the Rebels winning this one, but the Chiefs are the safer option.

Potentially the match of the round. I will tip Drua, but not with much confidence.

Hopefully Brumbies galore. I’m at the point where I want things to go bad enough for the Crusaders that they seriously overhaul their setup.

I would love for the Highlanders to win. Although I can’t see it.

Go the Force. Injuries haven’t helped the Waratahs, but they find themselves in a similar situation to the Crusaders.

Tony Harper

Hurricanes, Chiefs, Reds, Brumbies, Blues, Strength

Odds show the Hurricanes will pay $1.02 to MP’s $23 with the line at 28.5. I need to make up some ground on the leaders, or at least try to get a break with Hamish, but this is too big a risk.

The Chiefs are back at almost full strength for the visit to Melbourne, where the absences of Taniela Tupou and Andrew Kellaway, who played his final home game as a Rebel regardless of what happens with the club, will be keenly felt.

I won’t be the only one excited if I’m wrong and the rebels achieve a stunning victory.

I normally go for the Dru at home, but the Hurricanes tweaked them and only narrowly edged out the Waratahs. Les Kiss have taken some risks with his lineup, but I’m going for a Floyd Aubrey special and a win in Queensland.

The rest seems simple, although the Force could feel some pressure with the finals on the line. The bookies rate that they match the closest of the round with the Force paying $1.83 to the Tahs’ $1.98 and the line at 1.5 points.

Round 13 christian Nick tony Hamish The crowd
In general 46 46 42 42 49
Last week 4 5 3 5 5
Hur v MOA HUR HUR HUR HUR ?
REB vs. CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI
IJF vs RED IFJ IFJ RED IFJ ?
BRU vs. CRU bru bru bru bru ?
BLU vs. HIGH blue blue blue blue ?
FOR AGAINST WAR FOR FOR FOR FOR ?

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