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Run home to the semis, Part 3

Run home to the semis, Part 3

Here we are with 2 to go. I’ve kicked the Force and the Blues out of contention, leaving 7 teams and 4 spots. I’ve added points differential as it will probably be relevant.

Rank Team Points Score diff
1 Hurricanes
39 (+100)
2 Chiefs
37
(+91)
3 Bulls
37
(+57)
4 Sharks
35
(+48)
5 Waratahs 32
(+20)
6 Crusaders
32
(+11)
7 Brumbies 32 (-13)

 




 

 

The run home:

Hurricanes Chiefs (A) Reds (A)
Chiefs Hurricanes (H) Brumbies (H)
Bulls Cheetahs (H) Shorks (A)
Shorks Waratahs (H) Bulls (H)
Waratahs Shorks (A) Lions (A)
Crusaders Reds (H) Blues (A)
Brumbies Blues (H) Chiefs (A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realistically, I think only the Shorks could miss the top 4. Brumby fans will hope that the Bulls beat them in Durban. The only way the Tahs will get there is if they beat them next week. The chances of the Tahs losing to the Shorks but making the finals anyway are miniscule. Given that one of the Chiefs and Canes will lose next week, the Bulls could go to the top of the table by smashing the Cheetahs.

In my opinion it’ll end up:

Hurricanes W W 1st
Bulls W W 2nd
Chiefs L W 3rd
Crusaders W W 4th
Shorks W L 5th
Waratahs L W 6th
Brumbies W L 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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