Super Rugby AU reaches round six this weekend with another pair of fixtures Down Under.
At the top of the log there’s a perfect record to maintain, as the Brumbies set out to make it five wins from five when they take on the Rebels on Friday (kick off 11.05 SAST).
The pair meet on neutral ground at the Leichhardt Oval in the suburbs of Sydney, with Australia keeping a collective eye on a recent rise in Coronavirus cases across the country.
No concerns on the field for the Brumbies, who made it four wins from four last weekend as they squeaked past the Reds 22-20.
The Rebels were also winners last time out, edging to a 25-20 success against whipping boys the Western Force.
They head into the second half of the truncated campaign with a pair of victories, a draw and a defeat as they eye a push towards the top of the standings.
Returning from their bye this week are the Waratahs, who play the Reds on Saturday (kick off 11.15 SAST).
The Reds go into the weekend second on the log, albeit seven points adrift of the Brumbies.
Their opponents have just one win from four so far, sitting one place above the basement-dwelling Western Force as they take the welcome respite of a bye.
Super Rugby AU: Fixtures and kick off times Round 6
Times are SAST.
Friday, 7 August: Rebels vs Brumbies – 11:05
Saturday, 8 August: Waratahs vs Reds – 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.
Super Rugby AU: Predictions Round 6
Rebels vs Brumbies
Waratahs vs Reds
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