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.
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: