RugbyFix Picks: Super Rugby Round Three 2011

Super Rugby Picks:

The third round of the 2011 Super Rugby tournament features the Crusaders playing their first game since the tragic Christchurch earthquake last week. They are hosting the Waratahs, but the game has been moved to Nelson due to the effects of the earthquake on AMI Stadium in Christchurch. In the Crusaders line up Sonny Bill Williams is making his much anticipated Super Rugby debut.

The Blues are away to the Lions and have made a host of changes, which they may rue after the Lions have been highly competitive in the first two rounds against much favoured opposition. The Rebels will be on a high after their first ever Super rugby win last week, but they will be up against a desperate Chiefs team at home, dead last on the ladder with no points from their last two encounters. The Sharks and Highlanders begin their overseas tours this weekend. The Sharks against the Force in Perth and the Highlanders playing fellow undefeated team, the Bulls at their Loftus fortress. The Brumbies, Reds, Stormers and Cheetahs all play each other in local derbies and will be looking for valuable points.

For a list of fixtures and times, as well as team announcements, check out the Super Rugby Round 3 Team Announcements and Fixtures post.

Crusaders v Waratahs

CRUSADERS to beat Waratahs by 6

Lions v Blues

BLUES to beat Lions by 11

Chiefs v Rebels

CHIEFS to beat Rebels by 13

Brumbies v Reds

BRUMBIES to beat Reds by 5

Western Force v Sharks

SHARKS to beat Force by 8

Stormers v Cheetahs

STORMERS to beat Cheetahs by 3

Bulls v Highlanders

BULLS to beat Highlanders by 15

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