Round four of the new Super Rugby AU season plays out this weekend with another pair of fixtures Down Under.
Saturday’s action sees a perfect record go up against an imperfect one, as the Brumbies take on the Western Force at the Leichardt Oval (kick off 11.15 SAST)
The Brumbies made it two wins from two last weekend when they squeaked past the Waratahs 24-23.
Their opponents, meanwhile, made it two defeats from two last Friday despite again putting up a fight in going down 31-24 to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
The reintroduced Western Australia are out to make it third time lucky in their first makeshift ‘home’ fixture in New South Wales.
Round four kicks off with the Waratahs going up against the Melbourne Rebels (11.05 SAST).
The pair meet at the Sydney Cricket Ground with the visitors coming off the back of their bye week and still winless, with a draw and a defeat so far.
Two victories and a defeat has left the hosts slap-bang in midtable ahead of their outing at the SCG.
It’s an opportunity for them, as well as the Brumbies, to leapfrog the log-leading Reds, who take their bye this weekend.
Super Rugby AU: Fixtures and kick off times Round 4
Times are SAST.
Friday, 24 July: Waratahs vs Rebels – 11:05
Saturday, 25 July: Force vs Brumbies – 11:15
Prediction methodology explained
The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
The predicted points margin draws on calculations from by a New Zealand statistician.