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The Tahs return to action after sitting out Round 3 and their 2 earlier matches could have gone either way. In the opening round they took on the Canes in a home fixture and although they led at half time they went down 20-19, scoring 1 try and conceding 2.
Next time out the Tahs were more than 20 points favourites for a trip to Tokyo to face the Sunwolves. They had to dig deep to come away with a 31-30 victory, scoring 5 tries and conceding 4. Those results left the Tahs in third place in the Australian Conference with a game in hand on the 2 teams above them, the Rebels and the Brumbies who meet 24 hours before this game kicks off.
In 2018 the Tahs won 5 of their 6 Australian derby matches including both meetings with the Reds.
The Reds took their bye in Round 1 and the 2 matches they have played both came against New Zealand opposition.
They made their entry to the tournament away to the Highlanders in Round 2 and they were given more than 20 points start on the handicap by some bookmakers. Although they lost 36-31, they were very competitive, threatening to win the game and the try count ended 5-4 in the Highlanders favour. Last week the Reds lost 22-12 at home to the Crusaders, a game they always trailed after conceding 2 early tries.
This is also the first Australian derby of the season for the Reds who won 2 of 6 against local rivals last season, home games against the Rebels and the Brumbies. The Reds last victory over the Waratahs came in Sydney back in 2013.
The handicap line right now is 7.5 to 8.5 if you shop around and whilst if offered a free bet I would probably lean towards the minus, preference is for the winning margin market.
The Tahs could still be feeling their way into the tournament after sitting out last week and the Reds didn’t do badly against 2 New Zealand sides, delivering for plus handicap backers on each occasion.
I still fancy the Tahs to win it but by no more than 12 points.
The Hurricanes are in Wellington for the first time in 2019 after whipping the Brumbies 43-13 in Palmerston North last weekend. It was an authoritative bounce-back from the heavyweights, who snuck past the Waratahs in Round 1`before losing 38-22 to the Crusaders. Ngani Laumape bagged a hat-trick and Dane Coles picked up a double against the Brumbies, with Beauden Barrett’s return also making a huge difference.
The Highlanders pulled off late wins over the Chiefs and Reds in the opening two rounds and almost did it again in Melbourne last Friday, ultimately falling short 24-19. There were some encouraging signs from a vastly under-strength line-up, however, and the ’Landers will welcome All Blacks Ben Smith, Aaron Smith and Luke Whitelock back this week.
The Hurricanes boast a 10-6 record at home against the Highlanders, including a 29-12 result in Wellington last season. The Highlanders responded with a 30-14 home victory later in the 2018 campaign.
With both sides nearing full strength, this shapes as a close affair. The ’Canes are deserving favourites but the Highlanders are tough to pass up with this much of a head-start.
Waratahs: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Israel Folau, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Curtis Rona, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Harry Johnson-Holmes.
Substitutes: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Rory O’Connor, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Lachlan Swinton, 20 Will Miller, 21 Mitch Short, 22 Mack Mason, 23 Alex Newsome.
Reds: 15 Isaac Lucas, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi (captain), 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Moses Sorovi, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 JP Smith.
Substitutes: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Harry Hooper, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Caleb Timu, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Jack Hardy.