Super Rugby: Hurricanes and Crusaders to serve up Easter handicap wins

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The Lions take on the Crusaders in Sunday's Easter Day Super Rugby offering
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Our Super Rugby enthusiast Angus Watt tipped up two winners from three selections last week, so he's in confident mood ahead of the Easter weekend action...

"I think this handicap has been priced up here based on reputation rather than this year's form as there is no way that the Lions will keep this close if they play like they have in the last couple of weeks."

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Canes to bring Rebels back to reality

Rebels v Hurricanes
Friday, 09.45
Live on Sky Sports Action

Why oppose the Rebels, you may ask? They've won all of their home games, four from five wins in total, and have played a very attractive brand of rugby that teams have found hard to defend against.

The reason I'm keen to oppose the Rebels this week is because they haven't yet been tested by quality opposition. Their wins came against the Sharks, Brumbies, Sunwolves and Reds (arguably three of the worst four teams in the competition). When they did come up against a good team, the Tahs put 50 on them.

The Hurricanes will present an enormous challenge. They are unbeaten since their opening day defeat and were particularly impressive in their 29-12 victory over the Highlanders.


Lions' woes to continue against the champions

Lions v Crusaders
Sunday, 13.30
Live on Sky Sports Arena

Having tipped the Lions to slip up in Argentina last week, I'm keen to continue to oppose them again here.

The Joburg-based side have some major defensive problems - they have conceded an average of 34 points per game and have looked a shadow of their former selves. I think this handicap has been priced up here based on reputation rather than this year's form as there is no way that the Lions will keep this close if they play like they have in the last couple of weeks.

The Crusaders have had a tough run of fixtures with away defeats to the Hurricanes and Highlanders. There's no shame in this but they know that there can't be any more slip-ups. Despite these results, their performances have been pretty strong and I fully expect them to notch up a win here.


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