The Australian Super Rugby competition kicks off this week with the Reds playing the Waratahs and Brumbies up against the Rebels. Australia’s four Super Rugby sides — the Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs, Melbourne Rebels, and the Brumbies — will be joined by the Perth-based Western Force in a full home-and-away competition played over 10 weeks plus two weeks of finals. Checkout of Super Rugby betting tips for this week games below.
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Super Rugby Tipping – Friday July 3
Reds v Waratahs
Venue: Suncorp Stadium | Start: 7:05 PM
Reds – The Reds only clash with an Australian opponent was a 27-24 loss to the Brumbies in Week 1. The Waratahs have won 11 straight against the Reds but these two teams are heading in opposite directions. The Red player roster is looking strong, even with the loss of 3 players over pay disputes. The Brad Thorne coached team looks the best on paper and we expect them to start the season with a big win here over the Waratahs.
Waratahs – The Waratahs are in trouble for the Super Rugby Australia season restart. Three experienced players, Jake Gordon, Lalakai Foketi and Karmichael Hunt are all battling hamstring injuries that will keep them out of Friday’s clash with the Reds. Prop Tom Robertson (back) is also missing out this week and with Kurtly Beale departing the teams rookies will need to step up. I can’t see them troubling the Reds in this game and with only +7.5 points start with most bookies the Reds are the better bet.
Super Rugby Tipping – Saturday July 4
Brumbies v Rebels
Venue: GIO Stadium | Start: 7:15 PM
Brumbies – Despite the loss of big names Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Rory Arnold and Sam Carter, McKellar and the Brumbies should be bouyed by their first semifinal appearance since 2016 and the solid game plan that they developed in 2019. The Brumbies picked up a 39-26 win in their most recent Super Rugby clash with the Rebels, snapping a four-game losing streak against them; they’ll now be looking for back-to-back wins against the Melbourne club for the first time since 2015.
Rebels – After two promising seasons under Wessels, the pressure is now on for the young coach to take Melbourne to their first finals series. But with the losses of Adam Coleman, Will Genia, Quade Cooper and Jack Maddocks, that will be difficult. Andrew Kellaway (Rebels) has crossed for a brace of tries in three of his last four Super Rugby games, including each of his last two; he’s failed to score a try only twice in his last six games in the competition, although one of those two games came against the Brumbies.