03-05-2024 Daily Predictions Super Rugby Hurricanes Vs Waratahs

Hurricanes vs Waratahs

The Hurricanes will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they host the Waratahs. The home team lost 27-19 to the Brumbies in their last match, to see their lead at the top of the table cut to just 1 point from the chasing Blues. The visitors are currently in 11th spot with 12 points and need to win at least four of their remaining five matches if they are to make the playoffs. They will be facing a backlash from the Hurricanes in this match as the leaders will be looking for a bonus point win that will keep them at the top of the table.

TIP: The Hurricanes have reaction from their first defeat is to make wholesale changes to the team with the likes of Jordie Barrett and Kini Naholo being rested. Bailyn Sullivan and Riley Higgins come in for their first starts of the season. The Waratahs have dropped Tane Edmed and brought in Will Harrison in the flyhalf position as they seek more variety in their attack to break down the Canes defence. The bookies have the Hurricanes as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Tictacbets 1.05, SoccerShop 1.05 and Bettabets 1.05


Hurricanes vs Waratahs

  • The Hurricanes have won the last six matches between the sides.
  • The last time the Waratahs beat the Hurricanes was in 2015.

Latest results for both teams

The Hurricanes lost 24-19 to the Brumbies in their last match while the Waratahs were beaten 38-22 by the Chiefs in their last match.


The Hurricanes will be disappointed with their meek surrender to the Brumbies with their attack in particular being non-coherent. It is hoped that the new faces in the backline will help bring the energy that was missing. The home side will no doubt be targeting the visitors at scrum time as they are starting with their most powerful front row. The Hurricanes have been miserly in defence so the Waratahs attack needs to be at its best if they are to cross the tryline. The loose trio battle between the sides will decide the match and this is where the home side have been on fire. I am predicting a Hurricanes win by 16 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Ruben Love, 14 Josh Moorby, 13 Billy Proctor (c), 12 Riley Higgins, 11 Bailyn Sullivan, 10 Brett Cameron, 9 Richard Judd, 8 Brayden Iose, 7 Peter Lakai, 6 Devan Flanders, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 Caleb Delany, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Kianu Kereru-Symes, 1 Pouri Rakete-Stones


15 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 14 Triston Reilly, 13 Joey Walton, 12 Lalakai Foketi, 11 Dylan Pietsch, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Jake Gordon (c), 8 Langi Gleeson, 7 Hunter Ward, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Fergus Lee-Warner, 4 Hugh Sinclair, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Julian Heaven, 1 Hayden Thompson-Stringer

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Hurricanes victory are as follows:

Tictacbets 1.05

SoccerShop 1.05

Bettabets 1.05

Odds comparison on the Crusaders handicap:

The complete odds on the Crusaders handicap:

Tictacbets 1.90 (+20.5)

SoccerShop 1.87 (+20.5)  

Bettabets 1.89 (+20.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Hurricanes outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Tictacbets 1.90 (+20.5), SoccerShop 1.87 (+20.5) and Bettabets 1.89 (+20.5)

Other tips for the weekend (Predicted winners are in BOLD text)

Moana vs Highlanders

Gloucester vs Benetton

Chiefs vs Force

Sharks vs Clermont

Brumbies vs Drua  

Canon Eagles vs Wild Knights


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