Super 14 final Predictions. Bulls the firm favourites

According to Rugby365 the experience of the Bulls will be too much for the Stormers and they will become the 3rd side winning back to back titles.

My call is that the wise money must be on the Bulls but it is going to be a tight one. Maybe a high tackle in the last minute again?

Rugby 365 Prediction:

The bookmakers have installed the Bulls as favourites, while history and statistics also suggest the men from Pretoria should be fancied. One of the overwhelming facts is that the Bulls are the defending champions and will be aiming to become only the third Super Rugby franchise to win back-to-back titles – joining the Crusaders (2005, 2006 and 1998, 1999, 2000) and Blues (1996, 1997).

This is, of course, the Bulls’ third Final in four years, while the Stormers are appearing in their first. Nine Bulls players – Wynand Olivier, Morné Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Pedrie Wannenburg, Victor Matfield, Danie Rossouw, Derick Kuün, Gurthrö Steenkamp and Pierre Spies – will be playing in their third Final. Zane Kirchner, Jaco Pretorius, Dewald Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Werner Kruger and Chiliboy Ralepelle also appeared in last year’s Final. The only Stormers player to have been in a Super Rugby Final is wing Bryan Habana – a member of the Bulls teams that won in 2007 and 2009.

However, Schalk Burger, Jaque Fourie and Ricky January were part of the Bok team that won the World Cup in 2007. In the balance of it all you have to believe that the Bulls will have an edge. The Bulls’ experience will see them sneak a close – by less than 10 points.

 

From: www.rugby365.com

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