2016 Super Rugby Round 1 Betting Tips

February 24, 2016 by Posted in NRL Tips


The 2016 Super Rugby season is almost here and the competition is the biggest it has ever been with three new teams. A sixth South African side will be included whilst a side from Argentina and side from Japan will be added for the first time. We take a look at the opening round of the competition and offer our 2016 Super Rugby Round 1 Betting Tips.

Brumbies vs Hurricanes (Friday 7.35pm AEDT)

On the opening night of the Super Rugby season, all eyes will be on this match with these two sides picked by many experts to meet in this year’s grand final. The Hurricanes fell one game short of a superb season after they ended the 2015 regular season as minor premiers having lost just two games. They were defeated in a low scoring match against the Highlanders and they should be dying to take to the field to make amends for the loss.

Meanwhile the Brumbies have managed to maintain a strong line up from last season. If they are able to avoid injuries that slowed down a lot of their momentum in the 2015 season then the Brumbies will be favourites to take out the top spot on the Australian conference. The back line and forward pack has a lot of international players but none better than David Pocock who was instrumental in the Wallabies reaching the final in last year’s rugby world cup. The flanker always finds a way to get involved in the match and he will be looking to get his hands on the ball as much as he can at the break down and turn the ball over for his side. We are backing the home field advantage and the impact Pocock will make will contribute to a win for the Brumbies.

TIP: Brumbies 1-12 @ $2.60 with Sportsbet

Waratahs vs Reds (Saturday 7.40pm AEDT)

A poor 2015 season is likely to continue into this year with the Reds losing a lot of their star players. Quade Cooper, Will Genia, James O’Connor and James Hanson have all moved clubs whilst internationals James Slipper and Kane Douglas will be sidelined for the majority of the season through injury. It is a massive blow for the side as they will be lacking experience and quality.

The Waratahs on the other hand were able to maintain the majority of their star-studded line up, however they lost head coach Michael Cheika who led the side to its inaugural Super Rugby title in 2014. However, the New South Wale side should be far too strong for their Queensland rivals. Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale and Bernard Foley are three Wallabies stars that will be heavily involved in the match and the combination between the three should contribute heavily to a big win for the home side.

TIP: Waratahs 13+ @ $1.98 with Crownbet

Western Force vs Melbourne Rebels (Saturday 9.40pm AEDT)

The Rebels haven’t had much success since entering the competition, however this is arguably the sides strongest roster. There is quality in both the back line and forward pack with multiple internationals bringing their experience and class to the side. The signing of James Hanson is a massive one for the club as it will bolster the forward pack nicely. The Rebels will be hoping the halves pairing of Nic Stirzaker and Jack Debreczeni can continue to progress and take their game to the next level. The two are Wallabies in waiting and have a bright future ahead of them. The same can’t be said for the Western Force who finished the 2015 season as the wooden spooners and it is highly possible we could see a similar result this year. The team has done little recruiting and the depth of the squad is poor meaning if they receive a few injuries they will be in a lot of trouble. The Rebels should be superior in this one earning a tough away win.

TIP: Rebels @ $2.00 with William Hill

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