Rebels vs Hurricanes
The Rebels can count themselves unlucky as they lost their opening match to the Force after leading for a large portion of the match while the Hurricanes were in sublime form as they trounced the Reds in their opening match. The home team will need to be more clinical when they are in the opposition 22 area as they failed to turn their possession into points against the Force, with this eventually coming back to bite them. The Hurricanes on the other hand were excellent with ball in hand, converting their try scoring chances at will.
TIP: The Rebels attack lacked the cutting edge that is required to put the opposition away as they squandered a 10 point lead. The visitors in this match have made a few changes which has actually made them stronger so the home team will need to be at their best if they are to make this a competitive affair. The match will be decided in the forwards and the Hurricanes certainly have the edge in this department. The bookies have the Hurricanes as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.11, Gbets 1.12 and Hollywoodbets 1.11
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Rebels vs Hurricanes
- The Hurricanes have won the last nine matches against the Rebels.
- The Rebels last beat the Hurricanes back in 2011.
Latest results for both teams
The Rebels lost 34-27 in their last match while the Hurricanes won 47-13 against the Reds in their last match.
The Rebels have brought in Joe Pincus at fullback in the hope of igniting the backline and it remains to be seen if he can help launch the counter attacks. The Hurricanes big weapon in the last match was their ability to turn defence into attack through players like Salesi Rayasi and Josh Moorby. The home team will need to use the big boot of Reece Hodge to gain them territory but they will also be aware that any inaccurate kicking could be fatal with the Hurricanes dangerous back three. The overall quality in the visitors team will see them win this match by 12 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Joe Pincus, 14 Lachie Anderson, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Stacey Ili, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Carter Gordon, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Richard Hardwick, 7 Brad Wilkin (c), 6 Tuiana Taii Tualima, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Josh Canham, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Matt Gibbon
15 Josh Moorby, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Salesi Rayasi, 10 Aidan Morgan, 9 Cameron Roigard, 8 Ardie Savea (c), 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Brayden Iose, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Xavier Numia
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Hurricanes win are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Rebels handicap:
The complete odds on the Rebels handicap:
Betway 1.85 (+16.5)
Gbets 1.88 (+16.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Ireland outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.85 (+16.5), Gbets 1.88 (+16.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (+16.5)
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